The sun always shines when sisters visit Skylemar. Not only is it a pleasure to have some additional beauty in The Garden, but it’s also a joy to see how proud the boys are. Skylemar guys truly adore their sisters…at least for two hours.
Brother/Sister Day is a difficult event to schedule. You know how busy girls are. We tried our best to not leave anyone out, so had four different dates/times the ladies could come. We also tried our best to pull the boys off of buses headed to intercamp games who didn’t realize the importance of this summer event.
It’s very sweet to see them reunite, and watch the boys introduce their sister to cabinmates. After the meal they play some tennis and then it’s over. Perfect timing.
“Socials” are another category all together when it comes to “intercamp games”. These are evening activities when the boys over age 12 have a dance with those at a nearby girls camp.
Sometimes they dance, and sometimes they just sort of “hang”. Lee always called them “anti-socials” with the boys on one side and the girls on the other. Then one brave kid approaches the other side, others follow the lead, and then it kinda works. Or it doesn’t…
Despite there being no cell phones for campers at Skylemar or the other camps we get together with, when a social “works”, it’s still popular to exchange phone numbers.
Along those lines, a boy was overheard on the phone to say:
“I met a girl at a social, mom. Yeah, yeah. She asked me for my phone number. Uh huh. But I didn’t know what to do when she asked me. So I gave her your number, mom.”
Only at Skylemar.