“TWO MORE DAYS!”, they chant. “TWO MORE DAYS!”
The most anticipated event in the Skylemar world is around the corner. The excitement builds every day as we get closer and closer.
But for now….
Bones Senior Drip Trip went out this morning. Trip leader Blake took the Seniors to some of the places he enjoys near Bates College. They went to a really good mini golf place as well as the beach. It was a fun getaway. Meanwhile, Sophomores and Juniors had an afternoon away at the ice rink.
The weather was fine for sports and excursions, but by dinner our friendly rainmaker was at it again. We had to figure out a plan for “Talent Show #2”, because the ground was too wet to sit outside, and we just didn’t feel like masking up to be indoors. So, we got creative under the “Big Red”.
Shep quickly created a stage at one end of the Pavilion, and Media Director John came up with a way to project the performers on to the screen at the other end of the structure. The little guys could watch up close and in-person, while Sky II watched the “jumbotron”.
Once again, some had real talent, and some not so much. As in the case every year, second session means we’re even more comfortable with each other, so the acts get sillier. That’s ok, because part of the fun for the audience is watching the guys on stage have such a great time.
Some of the memorable performances included Ethan V and Hayes dancing to “Who Let the Dogs Out”. Other talented dancers were Eli W, Kyle and TI. Inigo spoke Spanish, Jagger painted, Keith O did comedy, Asher did impressions, Grady did under-leg ball tricks over and over. Bode told jokes, Myer did a split, and KJ played the inflatable guitar to “Sweet Child of Mine”. The whole camp sang along.
Tonight's magicians included Palmer, Ryder and Thomas L. Charlie L, Adam A, Eli D, Cooper E and Ethan K played the piano. Archie was the MC while Oscar did the Rubik’s Cube blindfolded. Nate and Theo of Bunk 10 did diabolo tricks. Carter S, Reed S, Teddy S and Ollie H were brave enough to sing solos. All were winners, going home with a mystery choice from the super prize bag. Grand prizes (staff shirts) went to Keith O, Reed, Kyle, TI and Asher.
Oldest campers had an Evening Activity of their own. As usual, girls were on one side and boys on the other. But this time it was a virtual social on the big screen. First ever in the history of Skylemar and Mataponi. Gotta make the best of the hand we’re dealt!