More intercamp fun, on this hot sunny day. Alex D and Reece were standouts in a 15U soccer round robin. Reece had double digit saves in every game. Sam M and Isaac G threw well in 13U baseball, and Coach Mylo referred to Jack C as a warrior. He caught both games, throwing out 5 base runners.
There was a tennis tourney away (Will S had the most wins), and a 11U basketball game at home. MVP’s were Xander L and Theo C. Theo made a buzzer beater to win the game.
And just to keep the record straight…other camps have try-outs and we have sign-ups. Anyone can play in a Skylemar intercamp game.
Back here at camp, it was a record-setting day at the ski dock. Lots of guys got up for the very first time. Others moved on to the long or short rope. The list included Jake K, Ryder, Bucky, Grover, Paul P, Nathan A, Joshua W, Jordan G, Nathan F, Bode, Noah K, Gavin K, and Joel N.
Speaking of records, we’re told by the director of “World of Change” (a nonprofit that uses matching challenges and grass-roots efforts to raise money for improving the lives of at-risk children) that Skylemar was the top contributor last summer, out of twenty other camps. Thanks to the boys who collected all year, Visiting Day sweatshirt purchases and a match from a generous family, we raised over $5,000.
This year’s Cool2Care Change boxes netted 18,000 coins, equaling $1,889.29. We’re well on our way to being #1 in 2019 as well.
However, no records were set for the amount of pine cones found for this evening’s Pine Cone Auction (PCA). In fact, Maintenance Director Brian had to sprinkle some old ones about which he saved from last year for this very reason. Did you know that pine cones only fall every few years?
We have to surprise the boys with the timing and location of the Pine Cone Auction, or else they would hoard cones for days beforehand. You see, the cones become money in a very heated bidding war. Pirate Sunshine, along with his assistant Flamingo and First Mate Ash, brought the boys to the Golf Course and gave them ten minutes to collect their “loot”. No bags or backpacks permitted, so a shirt is the best carrier (sorry about the sap stains).
Both cones and flamingo eggs (golf balls – it’s a way to clean up…) are the medium of exchange. With these you could purchase one of 19 dinner parties around camp. Each is in a place where the kids don’t go too often, and there’s always a twist. For example, there’s a pizza party in the Staff Lounge, a Barbecue by the Maintenance Barn, Cookie Baking in the Garden Cabin, A Movie Under the Big Top. Most popular was the Mitch Party, where you get to hang in his office and make the schedule for the next day.
It worked out that each cabin could purchase a night to remember. Bunk 14 got a little something extra as well. They collected a tiny gray toad.
Heard this today…
Counselor: “I made the mistake of telling my kids that they could wake me as soon as the sun rises. They haven’t forgotten.”
Only at Skylemar.