Helloooo Parents and welcome back to tonights version of Camp News!!
What a great day we had up here o the mountain today as everyone got to play in their new classes and get a good feel for the surroundings of camp. When you look through all the pics, you’ll be able to see some of the activities they got to play in today (once you look, you’ll be jealous!!). It was fun walking around and takin’ the pics and getting to listen to all the campers as they tried new things. One of the best things descriptions I’ve ever heard about the Vs Swing on the ropes course came today from a camper who said (and I quote) “It’s like really scary for 2 seconds…and then its AWESOME!!!” (hows that spelling this year PB?). It was fun to watch their eyes light up and listen to ‘em say "I can’t do this!!" all the way while they were doing it. I gotta admit to ya I did trick one camper today but trust me, it was for the better. She was walking (reluctantly) across the burma bridge (wire rope up in the air) and she happen to be one of the ones that was determined she couldn’t do it. I told her we couldn’t really negotiate her finishing the walk while she was on the wire, but if she would come to the next platform, we could talk about it then". would you believe she agreed to hold our meeting on the platform and by the time she got there, she didn’t even realize she had finished the wire rope walk. After that it was one of our great counselors turn to explain to her that she would have to swing down to talk to me and that was about all it took. By the way once she swung down, she still tried to explain to me why she couldn’t do what she just did…you followed all that didn’t ya??
I have to be honest with ya parents, I love to make fun of those of y’all that have a hard time saying good bye to your campers when you bring them to camp. Well…. today Sally and I were one of ya’ll. We were at the Atlanta airport at 6:30 this morning to drop our son off while he flew out to go to camp in California and trust me, it was pretty hard to say good bye no matter how excited he was or how much he wanted us to leave so he could get on the plane with the other campers and head off to camp (sound familiar???) I know you guys are probably thinking “Hah!!!!Now you know how we feel!!” well, maybe not, the camp he’s going to doesn’t have any pictures or some poor soul typing newsletters each night, so… I guess I’ll just see him in 2 weeks (I did tell him “Good Luck” when he left…its a dad thing) And after watching one of my favorite movies the other night, it made me think that “Camp is like a box of chocolates, when your camper comes home, you never know what you’re gonna get?” I can’t wait to see how much he changes, I know you guys will be surprised too when you see your campers at the end of the session.
Well tonight we had our camper favorite, SOCK WARS, where all the campers get on their clubs and compete for club points by hurling socks at the other members of other clubs while their trig to get their club flag. Just take a look at the pics and you’ll see our campers defended their flags and filled the air with socks as they were attacked by other clubs over and over again. At the end of the night, we did have a winner and heres the moment you’ve all been waiting’ for….. (drum roll please)…Rangers 3rd, Troopers 2nd, and the Mighty Mounties 1st!!! Way to go girls they all played hard!!!
Tomorrow night we’ll have another wild and wacky time here at Skyline as we play our camp wide CLUE!! The campers will be enjoying dinner when all of a sudden someone will bust into the dining hall and break some news that someone on the staff has been taken and its up to our campers to figure out who, how, and where (you remember…Prof Plum, in the Library with a lead pipe etc…), except our campers will be in their cabin groups and travel around camp to ask all sorts of characters questions, but to get answers from them, the campers will have to do all sorts of crazy task to get bits and pieces of answers to be able to eliminate people, places and things. Hopefully bu the end of the night, they’ll be able to have enough people marked off their papers to figure out who did it, where they did, and how they did it. We;ll be running around (and I do mean running around) getting all the pics so you can see your campers performing the task to get the answers. Its a wild time. If yo know of any parents that DON’T read the news (I know its hard to believe that some people don’t wait for this every night!!) yo might want to tell ‘em to read it tonight, ’cause when they see the pics, they’re really gonna be confused if they don’t have an understanding of whats goin on. It’s a fun night and everyone loves all the crazy things they have to do to get the answers. Be sure to check back in and see for yourself!!
Before I forget, you guys can get up to the minute updates when anything exciting is happening at camp by clicking on our Facebook link at the top of our webpage. Lindsey and others are walking around camp and posting pictures on our Facebook using “instagram” and she’s bringing you the results of competitions as they happen. Be sure to click on the Facebook link at the top of our webpage to be updated!!
Weather on the mountain: it was another perfect day at camp (especially if you’re a cactus), quite frankly, I’d be pretty dad gum happy to have one of those things we used to call a rain day once again. Thank goodness it wasn’t too hot as the temps only got up to 90 this afternoon. Warm, but still not too hot to stop all the excitement of the first day of classes. Hopefully a little cooler and maybe some of the “R” word if we cross our fingers.
Well folks, thats about all for tonight and whats in store for tomorrow, somewhere there’s a nice soft pillow with my name on it just waiting for me to drop my head into. You guys on the other hand, still probably have several pages of pictures to go through, so take your time and pace yourself as you start to get crossed eyed from studying each picture for just a glimpse of your camper (don’t say you don’t do it……..I would if I could for the next two weeks)
Y’all have a good night, I’m outta here.