“WOW!” says it all. It’s that powerful one-word sentence to describe a jam-packed schedule and an explosion of joy at Camp Skylemar.
It was a 6:30 AM depart for the JC trip to Acadia State Park. Some slept through the three-hour drive, but once they arrived, they all saw that it was well-worth the trip. Acadia is one of the most beautiful places in the country.
Meanwhile, just a bit later, the Tigers took a five minute drive to Steamboat Landing Mini Golf. It was exciting for them to leave camp, and to them, this was far away. Next, they went to a VIP opening of Causeway Dairy Bar. They had special private seating on the upper deck of the restaurant overlooking Long Lake.
Back home, the Juniors and Seniors had their Championship Tennis Tournament. Congratulations to all 50 players, and especially to runner-up James E and champ Alex N. Well played!
GACU (Great American Clean Up) periods for each cabin throughout the day. That’s when you take a power-shower, visit the nurses for a health check, and then get your feet soaked and nails trimmed at The Spa. When we added it up, there was a grand total of 3,222 nails clipped today by Cory, Mitch, Luci and Adam. Now that’s a big “WOW”.
Waterfront, Archery, Basketball, Golf, Chilltop, Gaga, Baseball, Ping Pong, Hockey, Gamblin’, Soccer, Challenge Course and then we headed to Hejduk Field for a big surprise…
It’s Blow-Up Carnival! The field was filled with colorful giant inflatables. There was the “Mega Obstacle Course”, “Bungie Run”, “Field Goal Challenge”, “Whack-a-Mole”, “Inflatable Ax Throwing”, “Slam Dunk Hoops”, “Rock Climbing Challenge” and “Human Foosball”. Everyone kicked off their shoes and ran from one activity to the next.
Sno-Cones were just right for the hot sticky afternoon. Red Raspberry, Blue Hawaiian, Pink Lemonade, Mandarin Orange and Bubblegum were the most popular flavors. Can’t say that about Crème De Menthe. No one except for the old folks had any idea that the green flavor was mint.
Following a pizza dinner and 7th period, it was Capture the Flag for Evening Activity. We divided by Division on to three different fields for the game the kids love.
After Taps, the Sky I Bunkline was quieter than usual (although Sky II is still having a ping pong tournament). Every single child and adult are absolutely exhausted after this amazing wow-day. For sure, there's nothing better than WOW .... you do know it's just “MOM” upside down!