Greetings parents! Larry’s sidekick, Skadonnelly, here to update ya’ll on all things happening at camp today! I am really excited to be working with Larry this summer because I get to visit all the fun activities the girls are at. Before, I was out teaching Circus all day long and forgot that there was more to camp for a while there ☺. It’s also fun because you sure do make a LOT of friends when you walk around with the camera! All of a sudden everyone knows your name and wants your attention. The girls make Larry and I feel real special!!
Today we kicked off our first day of activities!!! After breakfast and their club meetings the girls rotated throughout the morning to 3 activities with a little break for some Beli Deli in between. We experienced a little “pop and drop” rain shower this morning but it lasted a couple minutes and honestly, there was no dampening the excitement that was buzzing around! After our 3rd activity, the clubs gathered around the front of the Dining Hall to show some spirit by taking turns to do a little cheer before lunch. We stuffed our bellies and then headed back to the cabins to hand out mail and take a much needed nap (well at least I did!) for Rest Hour! Many girls read books or write letters during rest hour but after chasing the girls around camp, catching all the cool moments, I definitely use it as naptime!
We then dismiss for the afternoon to our last 3 activities with another Beli Deli extravaganza snuck in there too! The weather got a little warm but actually stayed reasonably nice for the afternoon. Activities felt like they flew by today because then before I knew it, campers were decking out in their club colors for the Skyline nighttime tradition of SOCK WAR!!!!
Sock War is a HUGE game similar to capture the flag. Each club protects a certain area of camp on the Hut Row side of the river. They are given a frisbee that serves as their “flag” that they somewhat hide in hopes that other clubs don’t steal it and earn mega points. Each camper is given 2 soft, sawdust filled socks that they carry to tag opposing clubs out. If a camper is hit with one of the socks, they must drop half of what “ammo” they have and go report to the home base to be counted towards their score. The team with the least amount of points wins! If you capture the frisbee or capture a club captain that is hiding somewhere in the area, mega points subtracted and you have a greater chance of winning!! The game was SO fun and if you want to seem some of the action, check out the pictures I loaded tonight. The game results for 4th session turned out to be…
1st: Rangers! (blue)
2nd: Mounties! (red)
3rd: Troopers! (green)
After a bit of cheering and jumping up and down, the girls dismissed to campfire. At campfire, we always start out with a couple songs and then our counselors share a little story or skit, and message that relates to our theme, “The Games We Play” and a specifics game that we all grew up playing. Tonight’s was about Solitaire. Our counselors shared that through the Trinity we are never alone and the Lord is always with each and everyone one of us. Then, after a closing song of Skyline Taps we all headed of to bed. I know all the girls are going to be sleeping good tonight! Too much fun today all around ☺.
Tomorrow the girls will be looking forward to a game of Camp Wide Clue! Each cabin with travel to different characters hanging out around camp and will have to solve a mystery based on some information they are given as they meet each character! It has been a hit this summer so I anticipate tons of fun and happy campers tomorrow night!
Until then, Skadonnelly is signing out!