Hellooo Parents!! I happy TGIF to ya tonight. Larry here again since Skadonnelly has the night off, and before go any farther, let me make one correction to last nights announcements about the talent show winners, In all the excitement of the event, we forgot to include in our announcement that Kalista Prame had also tied for 3rd place in groups 4, 5, & 6. Sorry about that Kalista!!
Now on to tonights activities!! For those of ya’ll that’ve been playing along at home with your own fun calendar, you’re probably wondering what kind of cabin challenge we had tonight with all the pictures of the kids traveling in groups and then “bouldering down” and trying not to laugh in front of counselors with bandanas (I’ll explain it all later).Well, we mad a little adjustment to the nighttime activities and tonight instead, we brought back a camper favorite “Underground Railroad”. (Its one of my favs too since I DON’T have to run around all over camp to get the pics on this night!! ) In tonights activity, the campers have to travel in groups from one side of camp to another, going from one safe house to another, but WATCH OUT!!!! (here comes the part about the counselors in bandanas), we had our very own bounty hunters (not so much like DOG the Bounty hunter, these were a much friendlier version) and when a bounty hunter would yell out “Bounty hunter sees you!!” the group would have to boulder down (sorry UGA fans, I just can’t bring myself to say the words “hunker down”) and pretend like they were rocks so the “evil” bounty hunters wouldn’t capture them. If a bounty hunter could get one (or more) of the girls to smile, laugh, or just pretty much give up their cover, then that camper would have to go to the jail and wait for another group of campers to make their way and then join up with them to continue on the journey. Don’t worry moms and dads, our campers always made sure that if one of their group had to go to jail, the group would head that way to get them or any other camper that might be there out (its all part of the “no camper left behind act” of the late 90’s). I’m happy to report that at the end of the night, all the campers had successfully made their way to freedom and successfully dodged the bounty hunters!!
The best part was after a busy and warm day, this was a perfect low pace, but hi excitement game that everyone enjoyed (I know I sure did!!)
Speakin’ of high excitement, I don’t think its could get any higher than all the buzz around camp about what happens tomorrow night. Thats right, its time for the dance with the boys from Camp Laney and Lookout Mountain Camp. We’ll have all sorts of fun as the gym fills with campers dancing to songs by Taylor Swift and some guy named Bieber (doesn’t that sound like fun to you?? Why didn’t I sign up for Sat.night out??) We will have lots of fun though and don’t worry dads, I’ll be right out there shooting all the boys that dance with our Camp Skyline beauties (with the camera of course!!…don’t get your hopes up) so you’ll be able to see who all your campers got to dance with. Its bound to be a fun time for all.
Here’s a little tip for ya parents.. go by stock in Alabama Power before tomorrow night, ‘cause once all our campers start firing up their hair driers to get ready for the dance, our electric meters will be spinning like tops. Why, I bet the power company will have to hook up another squirrel on the treadmill just to keep the electricity flowing tomorrow afternoon!!
Well as you can see from all the pics, the campers haven’t even realized its gettin’ hot out there (it hasn’t been near as hot up here as it is once you go off the mountain). We’ve been adapting all the classes to make sure everyone stays hydrated and cool. As you can see in the pics, our tennis class found a way to make a splash, and on the tower they were climbing up and the other campers were tossing wet sponges at each other as they climbed. Even circus found a way to transform themselves into a sort of “Cirque de Aqua” routine today. Needless to say, everyone is still going full speed and still having the time of their lives.
On a sad note, our Minis will be leaving us tomorrow (Saturday) but before they left, they treated the rest of the camp to a great dance routine tonight that got a standing ovation from all the other campers. You should have seen the smiles on their faces as the other girls stood and cheered for them (if you just look at the “mini dance” pics, you can see those smiles!!) Anyway, we sure are gonna miss those little guys. Its been great watching them travel around camp flowing their counselors like a bunch of little ducks! So long Mini’s we’re gonna miss you.
Now before I leave, don’t worry mini camper parents, your mini camper (and all campers next week) will get a DVD with every picture you guys have seen so far on the website, so you guys will be able to keep those pics and have your camper explain every one of them to you!! (better make plans for that to take awhile, they get excited when they see their picstures!!)
Weather on the mountain: a warm 73 this morning and the hottest I sow it get to was 94 this afternoon. Still pretty hot, but not enough to dampen the spirits of our campers (our cameraman…not so much, I was feelin’ the heat plenty…)
You guys have a great night, get plenty of rest (we sure are) and remember to pace yourselves. For you parents or our 2 week campers, you’re half way there (man, time flies when your having fun!) but you still have a lot of picture to look through in the upcoming days!!
Ya’ll take care, ‘cause like a slow kid in dodge ball…..I’m outta here!