The Big Trips were amazing, but it’s especially great to have our guys back in the regular swing of things at camp. There’s a relaxed vibe in the air, with everyone knowing everyone so well. You saw it on the stage for Lip Sync Battle – we're all at ease and comfortable with each other, so no problem doing a crazy dance in front of a couple hundred brothers.
Final Clinic Signups of the season finished off a beautiful Maine morning. Counselors once again “advertised” their specialties for this last week of clinic activities, but this time there was a definitive undertone to the commercials (the countdown has started, and it’s less than a week away!). Skill and game play dominated the offerings in Match Play Golf (including course management), Incredibly Soccer (dribbling and touch-passing), Lacrosse Studs (shooting and goalie play), Football Agility and Mobility, and All-out Hockey (shooting and game play strategy). Level Up (speed and quickness training), Swimming Time-trials, Canoeing and Kayaking 101, Game Week Hoops (games, games, and more games), and Tennis Tune-up were all presented as a sure-fire way to get in some top-notch Color War prep.
Of course, there were plenty of other options to assure everyone had a chance to take advantage of maybe something they’ve wanted to spend a little extra time on… a last chance so to speak as we head toward the finish line. At SkyDeck, they’ll learn to cook for those with dietary restrictions like “gluten free”. What’s especially cool about that is kids sign up who don’t have restrictions, but they want to learn to cook for someone in their family. There’s Baseball Talk (Hall of Fame), and Shep’s Cool Spot Reading Clinic. Hilltop and Yellowhorn combined their talents to offer a printmaking (Sun prints and fish scale prints) clinic with waterfront themes.
Sky Pines Trail Blazing Clinic will build a new trail to the Sky II waterfront, and then get to name it forever! And finally, two of the most popular choices: Last Chance Ropes will allow one more opportunity for another high-wire walk, Zipline ride or Giant Swing plunge, and Last Chance Ski(bi-di-bi-di)Dawgs will be open for skiing, surfing, wakeboarding, tubing or anything else you can do off the back of a boat.
Lots of intercamp action today, too. In the afternoon, 11U Lax brought home the trophy with a couple of tourney wins. Sam D was the MVP in goal, and even scored one of his own. Zane B scored his first-ever goal, and Casey H won a faceoff in his first-ever game.
Our Tennis program polished off a very successful few days as well. At the Tennis Invitational a few days ago, players in three age groups (10U, 11U, and 12U) competed in an all-day affair and our guys celebrated with the Overall Tourney Title. In-house, over 70 players signed up to compete in our own 16U tourney. Ludovic and Bosco put on quite a show before a packed house with the former claiming the championship in a back and forth match.
In the Swim Meet, our 15U medley relay won in spectacular fashion (Sam F, Owen, Cole VC, and Rohan). Tyler W’s first intercamp action was a success, as was our own Skylemar swim staff. After a rare loss by a fraction last year, we regained our status as the top camp swim staff anywhere with a resounding victory over all other participating camps – impressive to say the least!
Only 6 more days…. the anticipation is building… the chanting has begun….
Heard this today…
Nate was at the Ropes Course, and asked Cory if he could climb the wall in cleats. “Well you could, but it would sure be a lot harder”, Cory replied. “That’s ok”, said Nate. “I like a challenge.”
Only at Skylemar.