It’s just about all they’re talking about. The biggest night of the year followed by the greatest competition of all time. They chant in the Rec Hall, “TWO MORE DAYS! TWO MORE DAYS!”
Until then, there’s a lot to get done. We have only a couple more chances for private tennis lessons, beaching at Sebago, ice skating or getting a round of golf in at the Bridgton Country Club. Just a handful of opportunities to work 1-on-1 with Milly, Cody, Marcus or Shammy to tighten your spiral or sharpen your routes. There are fish to be caught, but it has to be soon.
Now’s the time to focus on the activities where there is no score as well as those that are just a little more laid back... like Hilltop, Woodshop and The Chocolate Factory.
Under the leadership of the finest arts director in the country, our crafts program is like no other. Here at Hilltop the kids make tie-dye shirts, paracord bracelets, gimp necklaces and dozens of other creative projects. But what makes our program unique is simple – we have Diane.
Diane is the teacher that every child deserves to have, who’s patient, loving, encouraging and inspiring. She’s the one who sees the positives in every situation, who can make a dreary day shiny and bright.
Assisting Diane is the talented, beautiful and thoughtful Maddie, who hopes to become an art teacher... and is well on her way by learning the how-to's from a “master”. No college course could ever compare to learning-by-doing at the Skylemar Hilltop.
Kids of all ages love coming to Hilltop. There’s something therapeutic about taking a break from sports and using your hands to create. Some wonderful conversations take place while looking down as you paint.
Kind of similar but nevertheless different is Woodshop. Here the guys make folding chairs, hockey games and ping pong paddles. It’s a relaxed vibe while your sanding, and then upbeat and imaginative when you’re spray painting outside. Part of what makes Woodshop extra fun is working with the Skylemar Maintenance Crew, like Austin, Jared and Cole. These guys are super cool, smart and patient, and everyone likes to hang with them.
Hanging with Holly is what you get to do at the Chocolate Factory. That’s the best! She’s a fabulous mom who does whatever it takes to keep boys happy and make the Skylemar machine work. At the Chocolate Factory you get to melt chocolate into molds, dip pretzels and so forth. You make some for yourself of course, but the really fun part is you get to make a batch for another cabin as a surprise. The older boys like knowing that Chocolate Factory on the schedule, in hopes that they might be the recipients of the second batch.
All three of these creative teams are helping Suzie with her upcoming play. It’s “Peter Pan”, and we can’t wait! There’s scenery to paint and props to build. How will they make the kids fly?