Greetings parents and friends! Skadonnelly (aka Sarah Kate) here to update you on all things that were happening at camp today! I am not sure if Larry has introduced me yet but I am on the Admin team this summer working as his little helper on all things pictures, videos, and posts. After being a camper and a counselor here, I am loving the opportunity to see another side of camp. Especially since I was always out at Skylines’ circus, it’s nice to see what else goes on at camp again!
We kicked off our second day of activities with a ton of energy! The girls went to their first activities and before to long we had a couple rain showers that sent us to our rainy day areas. But that didn’t stop the fun! If the activities were inside, they carried on with their activity. But if they were outside, most came into the gym and we played HUGE games of Ships and Sailors, Dance Party Four Square, and Dodgeball!!! Counselor versus camper Dodgeball seemed to be the crowd favorite for the day but the dance party was a close second! The girls honestly didn’t even to really seem to notice that it was even raining they were having so much fun. I even tried my hand at playing and I danced so hard I was wiped by lunch. Camera Girl zonked out at rest hour!
After lunch and rest hour the rain let up and we were able to all carry on like normal. Circus, Tower, and Ropes were up in the air doing all sorts of crazy things and Larry and I were all over the place trying to capture the great moments. Larry even tried his hand at tennis and apparently got whooped (He told me not to tell butttt…it will be our little secret).
Activities were over and many of the girls took the time to stop by the T-Shirt Corral and stock up on some stylish, Skyline goodies (maybe for their Secret Santa!) or take a swing on the infamous rope swing! Then before we knew it, it was dinner. Man time just flies when you are having fun, right!? Dinner was a fajita fiesta! We had chicken fajita and banana pudding for dessert, YUM!!
We all breathed a sigh of relief at dinner when we realized the rain was going to hold off for us a little bit longer so we could run out and solve our CAMP WIDE CLUE mystery!! After dinner, we headed to the gym to learn that our beloved Pickle, the Ropes expert, was kidnapped!!!!!! Each cabin had to take on the task of travelling to different locations around camp, to meet different “eye witnesses” and solve how Pickle was captured, where, and by WHO!!! Now, these “witness” didn’t give up their important information easily. In order for each cabin to find out a clue they had to complete a special task.
The girls were off and they ran to quite the assortment of crazy characters. The “witnesses” ranged from Elvis making a girl from each group peel a banana with her feet, Katniss and Foxface from the Hunger Games at archery making the girls play a relay, Barbie and Ken were here playing dress up with the girls in exchange for the info, and of course, we had Super Counselor making sure the girls were super campers by testing their camp knowledge and timing their speedy showering skills! Other characters such as the Three Blind Mice, Trish from the Skyline Barn, Santa and Mrs. Claus, and Ms. America also helped the girls figure out who was the culprit in this Skyline crime!
Then we all gathered back together and found out that it was none other than that bald guy, LARRY who kidnapped Pickle WITH the twirling baton IN the Riflery range!!! HOW COULD HE!? The girls were very relieved to find Pickle safe and sound back in the gym and I am sure Larry will get an ear full tomorrow :)!!
We then all quietly dismissed to campfire (and all the admin and I agree at how great this session is at getting quiet when they need to be!) to listen to a couple of our counselors give a little devotion. Each campfire is themed around a different game we all grow up playing that relates to our relationship with God. Tonight’s was about “Pretty Pretty Princess”. It focused around how we each are considered like the most beautiful crown jewels to God. We are his creation and he cherishes us like we would cherish crown jewels. Campfire is always such a special time. A great way to wind down at the end of a high energy day.
And speaking of winding down…it is time for me to sign off and head to bed! Larry and I look forward to updating you on another day at camp. We are so glad that you guys have been enjoying all the pictures! They are sooo much fun to take :). Until we meet again!