Hello parents from the Hollywood of the Mountain!!! Yep, tonight was the much awaited VMA’s (Video Music Awards) fro each cabin and I gotta tell ya, this was the best year I’ve ever seen across the board with all the videos! And of course what would a movie award ceremony be without a ton of A list stars to show up for the presentations? Well, I’m here to tell ya we had more stars than the Milky Way in our gym tonight (you think those girls enjoy playing dress up?). We had everyone from Miss Skyline, the whole gang from Scooby Doo (my fav!), someone wearing a blue body suit (I still don’t know who that was!!), Olivia Newton John and John Travolta from Grease, Superman and Mr. Incredible and many more!! Just browse through the pics to see all the stars that stopped by. As we went through the awards, you could hear the girls in the crowd gasp and whisper as they announced the nominees fro each category and they heard their cabin called. And when they announced the winners, you would have thought they were gonna blow the roof off the gym those girls were yelling so loud! It was a great night and you could easily tell all the campers (and counselors!) were excited to finally see the finished project they’ve been working on all week long. It was amazing to see these videos and wonder just how in the world the girls had time to learn their parts and put it all together in their “free time”. I think there was more competition in the making of their videos than there is to get to the front of the beli deli line! One of the best times tonight was a video that was done by our counselors who had the mini campers that left last week. The counselors did a video about how they missed the mini’s and had a bunch of shots of them moping around empty activities looking for their minis and then even trying to “camper nap” another camper from their cabin just so they could have a camper again (it didn’t take long for that cabins counselor to come out and take her camper back!!) much to the chagrin of the mini counselors. Of course the whole thing was done to the tune of “missing you”. Some of the videos were the songs Country Roads- Summerplace-(sang by two of our counselors!), Lipgloss, I Wish, and many more. We even had a song from Saturday Night Fever featuring our very own “Pickle” as John Travolta (you gotta see that one!) All the cabins won an award from some category, but at the end of the night the video of the year went to……..Beetlebum for their video of “Hard knock life” from Annie!! We’ll try to get all the videos on the picture DVD so you guys can see them for yourselves when you pick up your camper. You don’t want to miss them, they’re unbelievable!!
Now thats everything from tonight, as Paul Harvey would say….here’s……”the rest of the story” about today. Now I’m not sure who ordered the weather we’ve been having this week, but I owe ya one! Its been perfect all week and today when everyone woke up to temps around the mid 50’s and tomorrow its supposed to be even lower in the low 50’s!! Are we really in July?? All the campers are taking full advantage of the great weather and bouncin’ around camp like they’ve got a little pep in their step. It doesn’t take long once the classes start before they’re all going full speed and flying through the air, or putting the finishin’ touches on their arts and crafts projects. Its hard to believe that its only a few days away from you guys being up here and getting to see them for yourselves!!
Tomorrow night well have our Showtime at Skyline where all the campers will get to show off everything they’ve been working on these last two weeks in front of the whole camp. We’ll start off with our circus class and from there head into the gym to see dance, gymnastics, flag and baton, glee, cheerleading and more!! We’ll be there to get all the pics of ‘em so you guys can see it too!
I can’t believe that tomorrow is the last day of classes and all the campers will be zipppin’, flippin’ and blobbin’ for the last time. I’ll tell ya this, I bet they’ll be going as fast as they can to get as many turns as they can! Its really great to get to walk around now and see campers do things on horseback, on the ropes course, circus and even in tennis class, that they were struggling with when they got here. They’ve learned so much while their here and to think that some of them might have been scared to try these things at first and now they don’t even give it a second thought is impressive. Thats especially true out at the circus as every time I walk by, there are campers yelling at me to watch them do tricks they swore they’d never do at the beginning of the session!! Who says learning stops during the summer, I’d even argue that it increases 10 fold when you give ‘em a classroom like this! I can’t wait till you guys get here and see your camper so you can see the change in them too!! It won’t take long, trust me, you’ll notice a difference!.
Well, after a full day of activities and an unforgettable night of music videos and star studded presenters, its a wonder that I’m even able to stay awake for the blog tonight, but I think thats about to come to an end. I’m gonna let you guys head on and get back to scanning all the pipes and videos for your camper and I’m about to go home and start scanning the back of my eyelids for leaks!!
Y’all have a great night, we’ll be back here tomorrow night for one last blog of 2014 (can you believe the summer is almost over???? It seems like it just started last week). You guys have a good one, i’m gonna pull the toothpicks outta my eyelids to help keep them open, and start counting sheep. I bet i don’t even get to the number threeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzzz.
60 seconds from Skyline: