Another undeveloped skill set, thanks to the pandemic ... shopping in a real store.
Sky II had their Senior Trip today. After several hours at a water park, they relaxed at an air-conditioned movie. Then their wish came true…to go to Walmart. Why Walmart, you ask? To buy junk food of course. It’s the kind of rule we’re willing to break for the old men of Skylemar.
But when it came time to pay, this is where we saw the deficit. Most had no idea how to do the self-checkout. They didn’t know that the carts are all supposed to be in a line and not a massive traffic jam. One innocently started to walk out the door without paying. Plus, we gave them cash to spend, and who uses that these days? This is what happens when you're used to cyber-shopping. When it comes to ordering online, we bet these guys are the experts.
Back at camp, it was another half-speed day. Each period had three water breaks, and we used record-breaking amounts of sunscreen.
Another shattered record was at SkyPines. Bunk 5 caught 28 fish in less than two hours. Size doesn’t count, and maybe it was actually 25. Fisherman’s tales…
Clinic sign-ups! This week’s offerings include Baseball "Wrap It Up", "SkyCombine" at Football, "Cool Reading", "Happy Gilmore" Golf Clinic, Lax Shooting, Soccer Scrimmaging, "Last Call" Ski Dock, "Emerald City" Props and Scenery, Ziplining, "The Pump Water Weights" at the Lab, "Viking Chess", Free Swim, Tennis Tourneys, Kayaking, Hockey "Color War Prep", Fishing and "Ball Handling" on the Hoops courts. Decisions, decisions!
"Super Duper Game Show" for Evening Activity. The game’s a divisional challenge, with trivia and mini games. It’s super fun, and there are many ways that someone can shine. Even just volunteering to be a contestant in front of the whole camp is something to be proud of. Isaac C knew sports trivia best, and he made lots of points for the Sophomores. Shout-out to Caleb V who knew the highest possible score in bowling -- it's 300, in case you get asked.
Here’s some more:
What’s the most-visited website in the world? Google (Archie)
What’s the highest-grossing film of all time? Avatar (Harry S)
What’s the longest-running sitcom? Simpsons (Nolan)
Mini games included Egg-on-Spoon Race (Dylan J), Oreo Forehead-to-Mouth Challenge (Lucas V) and a Potato Sack Race (Boden)
Best part was the finale. Captain Game Show asked for a counselor volunteer from each division who wouldn’t mind having his hair messed up. A counselor, plus three camper/stylists, plus a can of shaving cream. Bet you get the picture!