If you want to see organic, all-natural Cool2Care stuff in action, come to a Skylemar Talent Show. It’s an uplifting night that will do a heart good.
Certainly it takes nerve to perform in front of 350 people. But on the Skylemar stage it’s more like singing or dancing in your own home with a bunch of brothers cheering you on.
The Seniors and Stars sit in the back, and they set the tone. No matter who performs, whether actually talented or not so much, the oldest campers lead the cheers and boisterous applause. It’s a respectful and grateful audience, who encourages do-overs when a mistake is made. When the performers get silly and laugh, we laugh too.
Anyone can enter, and there’s a solid showing from those in all age groups. Whether age 7 or 15, talented or not, in the eyes of our audience each performance is amazing. It’s a laid back and stress-free way to practice capturing a crowd. Plus, each actor, musician or dancer gets to select a trinket from the Super Prize Bag.
Here’s how it went down:
Hayes and Max P (B14) did noodle battling while Asher played theme music on the piano. Troy C (B1) demonstrated some outstanding dance moves. He was awesome. Jacob W (B9) screamed into the microphone. Yup, that’s it. Ryder’s magic act was the ideal follow-up. He made water disappear by drinking it. Oliver G (B8) drew a picture that the audience couldn’t see, but they cheered for him anyway.
Eli W (B9), Marco, Azim, Matthew R (B18) and David G (B12) were all phenomenal on the piano. Grady and Bud told jokes. What do you call a dog with wings? A dog with wings. Speaking of wings, Judah did a back flip that amazed all of us. Spencer O (B5) and Matthew M (B5) did a skit kinda-thing with a pretend punch. Some things you just have to see with your own eyes.
Henry Z (B10) was extremely talented at burping. LaJuan did the Rubik’s Cube. Sawyer and Dash acted out some kind of military skit that we didn’t understand but loved just the same. Keith (B22) did a circus dance. Ethan V (B10) and Alex G(B23) each had an act that showed off their dance skills. Really impressive!
Where else in the world would you see fruit surgery performed? Actors Barron, Alex S (B8), Easton and Balty assured us that they weren’t real doctors.
Bunk 2 danced and sang to a song that they wrote on the first day of camp. Counselors say they’ve sung it every day since, sometimes as early as 6 AM…