Happy birthday, America, and Luke S too! It’s cool to have a Skylemar birthday. No need to plan a party, since it’s kind of automatic. Warm birthday wishes are offered all day long. At dinner you get to do what no one else is allowed to do: stand on a bench. The whole camp sings and you get a giant cookie cake to share with friends.
Shep dressed up like American Joe, and walked on stilts. Very impressive, but a little nerve-racking for his wife. From above he shared the exciting news that we were invited to a July 4th party at nearby girls camp, Mataponi.
Each age group had a social in a different area of Camp Mataponi. In 9pm darkness, we came together as one group for popsicles and a super tremendous fireworks display. It was a terrific night, and our hosts were gracious and kind. The boys behaved as you would have hoped, and siblings were especially happy to see each other.
The perfect stretch of summertime weather has made each day better than the next. The guys take advantage of every minute, so it makes sense that everyone’s exhausted. Wish we could get them to sleep for 12 hours, but that’s a no-can-do when there’s fun to be had and the sun is shining.
Tomorrow starts a new round of Clinics. The Basketball pros will work on finishing at the rim. For their commercial, Javonte and Alex dressed up as “finishing twins” to demonstrate proper technique. The tennis commercial challenged each tennis counselor to serve the ball over the Garden Cabin, while standing at picnic tables. Lloyd won – amazing! This week’s tennis will keep the ball far closer to the court, while serves are developed.
Rugby will be devoted to the basic technical aspects of the game. Water polo will teach the foundations and Lacrosse will work on shooting and dodging. Cory’s Ropes Crew will present “Drop It Like It’s Hot”. That’s when you drop things like a watermelon from 30’ high in the air. Stay tuned for videos about this one hopefully.
Noah will have a canoeing and fishing hour each day. Also available is cross-country-reading, handball, plus set design and prop making. “The Little Mermaid” should be in good shape.
When Steve spoke about Golf (chipping, putting, driving), he also announced the winner of the Golden Golf Club. That’s the prize for overall golf performance and positive attitude. Congratulations, Caleb W!