It was a beautiful day to jump right into the second half of Skylemar 2018. Blue skies, comfortable temps and a steady breeze.
Lots of activities, with GACU in the mix. You remember…it’s the Great American Clean Up, when you go to the infirmary for a health check, and then to the “spa” for your nails and feet.
Clinic Signups this morning with lots of cool options. Campfire Cooking, Four Square, 2on2 Hoops Tourney and World Cup Soccer. Hockey focuses on Color War prep. Golf will concentrate on controlling distance. Healthy Habit Evolution covers diet and exercise. There’s Chill on the Hill Arts & Crafts, SkyDeck Cooking for the younger guys and Reading with Shep. Zoology & Wildlife, Tennis, Football, Lacrosse and the Climbing Clinic all sounded interesting. At the lake, there’s Digging for Gold (snorkeling and diving), Sailing and First Time Up at the Ski Dock.
It’s fascinating to see what the guys sign up for. Sometimes it’s what you’d expect, and other times it’s something you never knew they were even interested in. Clinics are definitely a favorite time of day, and a range of ages makes it especially fun. Typically our sports are played by age group, but in a program like Reading or Campfire Cooking you end up with friends of all ages.
Young friends supported the old at the Counselor Talent Show. The audience was full or spirit and positive energy. The kids were really proud and cheered wildly for every single act.
Some counselors had talent; some not so much. It didn’t matter – the kids loved everything presented. There was a fantastic alphabet rap singer (Nic B) and an opera singer who was amazing with the Chinese yoyo (Cory). Adam M played the guitar and sang really great – everyone sang along.
Max A drank an entire bottle of water in one sip (now that’s talent). Tom B played the piano (well, kind of…). There was some kind of Star Wars skit and some kind of weird belly-rolling. Danny played the kazoo. Cody juggled tennis balls; Lucas juggled imaginary ones that had us all believing.
Nick, Mitch and Joel did The Haka. They taught the whole camp how to make a face that will scare away enemies. Big wide eyes and tongue out. It’s the “boy stuff” like this that we love!
The show ended with a special guest star, camper Jordan B. Jordan is a phenomenal drums player. He performed with black lights, fluorescent paints and trash cans, similar to the Blue Man Group. Talented, indeed!