Today was one of those crazy hot and humid ones. Even in the beautiful, usually comfortable state of Maine, heat advisory warnings were put out by the Weather Service. We called it “Not Your Typical Tuesday”.
In the morning we took it easy, and periods were cut short. Shep drove around the hay wagon, interrupting activities and bringing groups down to the lake for a quick dip. Bunks 5-10 were lucky enough to be scheduled for waterfront too, so they worked extra hard in swim lessons. Bunks 1, 2, 14, 21 and 22 were even luckier. They got to spend the day at Sebago Lake State Park.
There was a huge push for water and sunscreen all day. Water bottles were washed recently, so they were ready for action. There were coolers of ice water everywhere you looked. Same with sunscreen. Lots of thick applications, especially when someone took off their shirt.
More waterfront all afternoon, plus the SkySlide and Cool Zone. Cool Zone had Water Olympics stations, which included Water Balloon Batting Practice and Water Gun Challenge. Many just relaxed under the sprinklers, and others just couldn’t resist fun with the hose. A garden hose with a steady stream of water is the best toy ever.
Trickey Pond was spectacular as always, especially on a day like today. The temp was just right, and the water crystal clear as usual. Did you know that our lake is one of the top ten cleanest in the state of Maine? And that’s out of 6,000 bodies of water.
The snack of the day was a Baltimore tradition – a Lemon Stick. It’s a stick of peppermint that’s softer than a candy cane, that gets put in the middle of half a lemon. You bite off the top of the peppermint and use it as a straw to suck up the lemon juice. It’s a refreshing, yummy combination.
Cookout for dinner, which was perfect for this kind of day. The kitchen crew was off while George and Holly flipped burgers and hot dogs for the entire camp. The JC’s served and cleaned up too. Thanks to the cookout crew, everyone was happy and well-fed.
Hoping the heat breaks tomorrow. But we’re ready for more water fun just the same!
Heard this today…
“Take a bite. Now suck it up!”, ordered the camp director, 200+ times today.
That’s how to eat a Lemon Stick.
Only at Skylemar... and sometimes in Baltimore too.