In honor of our veterans, who all have contributed to the protection of our country, we post this for #memorylanemonday. Raising and lowering the flag is still something we do everyday during camp to honor our country and those who serve it. Thank you to our veterans.
#tbt to a great Skyline Showtime performance! See any familiar faces? I think there is someone in there that makes you think of waterMELON…
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We are back in action with #tbt blasts from Skyline’s past! In honor of the anticipation for next weekend, here’s a 1997 Mother-Daughter golden oldie for your viewing pleasure.
Mothers and Daughters at Morning Watch, which is a favorite spot at Skyline to many.
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We’ll see ya there
Hey parents, Jordan here to bring you the last newsletter for 4th session. How is it that tomorrow is packing day of the last session and today was the last day of regular activities?! Beats me!! A lot of the activities had “water day” in honor of it being the last day of activities. Canoeing had their ever so popular “splash fest” where the girls try to sink the boats with buckets of water and splash around in the river. Lacrosse also filled up some water balloons in order to practice their throwing and catching and cool off at the same time. What fun! It was a little rainy this morning and this evening but the middle of the day was clear so there was a good bit of time there where there was no rain. And even when it was raining the girls were going full speed, splashing in the puddles and having a great time!
Today we hosted Lookout Mountain in the archery and riflery tournaments. In riflery we won, which finished us out with and undefeated record for the summer. For archery, well let’s just say we came in 2nd ☺ . The archery girls did great and for the summer that left us with 2 victories over Lookout in archery! Check out the pictures to see the girls wearing the hats that the Lookout Mountain boys gave them as thanks for letting them come (always a cute gesture ☺).
The Mounties found the horseshoe today! Better late than never right?! It was located near the gym and was found at the end of 6 period. Congrats Mounties because finding the horseshoe which is worth a lot of points!
Tonight’s activity was Show time and boy are our girls talented! Show time is when some of the activity classes such as dance, gymnastics, and Glee perform what they have been working on all session. They did such a great job and be sure to look at the pictures for a little taste of your girls performances. Unfortunately the Circus routine got cut short because of thunder but they will finish their routine for us tomorrow.
Tomorrow is packing day, which is different than the usual schedule. The girls get to catch a few extra Zzz’s because we don’t start breakfast until 8:30. After breakfast is the grand championship horseshow and then after a picnic lunch Musical theatre performs their matinee. We then finish the session off with awards ceremony and banquet.
On behalf of the skyline staff, Larry, and myself, we would all like to thank you so much for letting your precious girls stay with us for two weeks! We know it’s been hard for you parents missing them and all but we’ve had a blast with them and we will be sad to see camp end Friday morning when you come to pick up your angels. Well that’s about all I have for you guys tonight. As always, thanks for reading the newsletter one last time. Your girls are sleeping soundly with the rain coming down hard outside. Can’t wait to see you Friday!
Helloooo parents, good to get to talk to you again! What a great day we’ve had up here with everyone gettin’ ready for tonights VMA’s (video music awards). It was a fun time as the campers walked the red carpet to come into the gym as they were all dressed as different characters from all sorts of life. We had movie stars, the guys from Despicable Me, tennis players, some so called “Red Necks” (hope the DOJ doesn’t do an investigation into that, heck, up here, that’s a compliment- means you work outside all day), but my favorite two had to be the camper that came dressed as “Rosie the Riveter” and the one that looked just like Uncle Si (Hey Jack!! This one time, back in Nam…) yea, thats him!! All the campers were sure into character as they paraded into the gym and were interviewed about what they were wearing and who they were.
After everyone got settled and the pre award festivities were finished, we got down to business and had the matter of handing out the awards. Folks, I gotta tell ya, those videos were out standing!! Just like a farmer. (you know…out…standing…in his field). You wouldn’t believe how creative the campers were. Some of the videos were to the songs like “one way or another”, the theme from Mulan, and many more. After we got through all the awards, it was time for the video of the year and this years grand winner was…………..Riverside with a hilarious video from the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air! Will Smith eat your heart out ‘cause these girls out on a great show. We’l try to have the videos on the DVD you’re gonna get on pick up day with the rest of the pictures form the whole session so you guys can watch them too!!
Now before we got down to business with the awards tonight, all the campers were busy in their activities today puttin’ the final touches on their climbs, rides and arts and crafts projects. As you can see from the pics this morning, our “Rock the Runway” activity is gettin’ everything just right for their fashion show they’ll put on tomorrow night at Showtime at Skyline. As a matter of fact, all the activities will be struttin’ their stuff tomorrow night at Showtime and we’ll have demonstrations form our advanced circus class, our gymnastics class, dance, cheerleading, and many more. Be sure to check back in tomorrow so you can see all the pics from Showtime and see just how much these campers have learned throughout the session.
Now tomorrow will be the last day of classes as everyone will be getting in their last day play time in all the activities. We’ll be there too so catch all the action and bring it to ya just as fast as we can. Other than bein’ the last day of classes, its one of the funnest (is that even a word?? Wel, it is now!) days of the session as we let our hair down (so to speak… some of us just can’t do that if ya know what I mean) with canoeing class having splashout where they’ll use buckets and sponges and everything they can to try and sink the other canoes while they’re in the river. Tennis class will be working on their serves with water balloons and horseback will be havin’ their preliminary horse show to determine who will compete in the Grand Championship on Thursday. It’s a fast packed, fun filled day. You don’t want to miss it!!
Well, the weather has been great and would you believe that as soon as all the campers got to their cabins tonight, a light rain started to fall and the sound of the rain on the tin roofs made fore some great sleepin’ weather (unless you have to come to the office to type the news letter, that is!!)
As you can see from the pics the last couple days, we’ve had several out of camp trips. Some of our campers got to go challenge the white waters of the Ocoee river (I didn’t get to go on that trip), while other campers got to go play underground in the caves down off the mountain (didn’t get to go on that trip either!), and today our golf class got to go try their hand on the links and enjoy a round of golf during the day (yep…you guessed it, didn’t make that trip either. I thinks theres a conspiracy goin’ on!! I need to talk to someone about this!!!) Anyway, we did get to send a camera on the trip so you guys can watch all the action that I didn’t get to do.
Well, that’s about all for tonight, the rain is still lightly fallin’ and its callin my name to go lay down just as soon as I’m finished with check in tonight, as I’m waitin’ on all the counselors that are out tonight (I think the same person that picks who goes on trips, drew up the check in schedule!! Know what I mean??) Anyway, you guys enjoy the night, check out the pics and video that’s up and I’ll be back tomorrow to say hi to ya one more time!
Hope ya’ll have a good night and get some rest, you’re almost there with the end of the session and you guys have been doin great. Only a few more days and then you can take a break from the late night sessions on the computer and searchin’ for your camper in the pics.
Y’all have a great night, I’m wrappin this thing up and going back to watchin “True Grit” as I wait for counselors to check in and thinkin’ about all the trips I didn’t get to go on (sounds like fun doesn’t it!!)
We’ll see ya tomorrow night.
Highlights from 60 Seconds of Skyline- Day 10 (the real Day 10)
Hey everyone, Jordan here again! Today was a great day at camp. The girls going on the Ocoee trip left this morning at the beginning of 1st period and the caving trip left after 2nd period. I got to go on the caving trip this session and I had never been caving before so I think I was possibly more psyched than the girls! They had a blast and we took tons of pictures so you guys can get a little glimpse of what we got to see today. The girls were so excited to play in the mud and gave each other mud facials and made mud balls! It was too cute. Throughout our time in the cave we were hunting down clues that would lead us to the next destination which held yet another clue. Our goal was to find treasure at the end, which happened to be a big bag stuffed with candy (that’s my kind of treasure)!! Although I didn’t get to go on the Ocoee trip I was told that they had a blast as well and since they didn’t get back until a little before nighttime activity, they stopped at McDonalds for dinner. As for everyone that stayed up here at camp today, activities went smoothly and we the weather was pleasantly cool! It actually felt a little like a fall morning (does that mean school’s around the corner…where has the summer gone?!).
Tonight’ s activity was Speed Challenge, which feels pretty much like organized chaos (which definitely makes for some entertaining pictures)! The three clubs are spaced out in a big circle. Representatives from each club have to run to an inside, smaller circle, complete a challenge and then run back to their club spot and then different representatives will run to complete the next task. Some of the tasks include fishing for marbles in a picture of baked beans, wrapping their team up in toilet paper, and covering one of the club members in shaving cream. The girls have a blast and are shouting their team cheers all the while! Tonight’s winner was the Mounties followed by the Rangers and then the Troopers! You all did awesome and congrats Mounties on another win! No club has found the golden horseshoe yet but we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as they do! They’ve been asking for clues at every meal so they are bound to find it soon!
Tomorrow night’s event is the VMA’s where we get to see all the music videos that the cabins have been working on this session and the girls dress up as different stars and get there picture made on the red carpet in front of the Skyline VMA’s sign! The videos can win in different categories but there will also be an overall winner. All the cabins wrapped up filming today and everyone is really anxious to see the videos tomorrow night! Only two more days of activities before packing day on Thursday! Packing day schedule is a little bit different than the usual schedule but more on that is it gets closer.
Hang in there parents! Only three full days ‘till you get to see your girls! You can do this! Hope that I helped you feel plugged in on what went on up here on the mountain today. As always, thanks for reading!
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