Another great day at camp hello to ya parents!!!
And we had just exactly that, another great day. All the campers are right at home here by now and enjoying everything there is at camp. You can see ‘em playing tetherball, just hanging out, and even occasionally starting their own game of pit ball. Of course the smart ones can be seen enjoying one of the many swings in the afternoon just hanging out and getting to know each other a little better. That’s the best part of camp ya know, when they realize they can just hang out and be themselves and make new friends every day.
Yesterday one of the girls today asked me why I didn’t go on the Ocoee rafting trip with them, she said “I was petrified,… it was awesome!!” now THAT’S a good day!!
Can you believe we only have 1 more day of classes left in this session? Man where does the time go when you’re having fun? These girls have had more fun than the law allows these past two weeks. They’ve been smiling the whole time, you made need to ice down their jaws when they get home to let their muscles relax (I know you’ll have to ice down their jaws from all the ‘singing’ they do at EVERY meal!!! Just check out the highlights video if ya don’t believe me!)
As you can see from tonights pics, our surprise was the animal guy with not only an entertaining, but educational night here at camp as they got to see and learn about all sorts of wild animals. If ya look through all the pics, you’ll see some of ‘em were a little more surprised than they thought they were gonna be by the looks in their eyes. I haven’t seen eyes look that scared since the boys got off the busses at the dance last Friday night!
They really enjoyed seeing all the animals (monkeys, snakes, crows and hedgehogs oh my!!) and getting to learn about them.
Speaking of the dance, don’t think just because your girls are here at camp their disconnected form communication. Now I don’t mean this hear internet thing, these girls are turning into little MacGyver’s when it comes to keeping in touch. As you know our canoeing classes are ‘forced’ to canoe past Camp Laney downstream and it seems that those boys are pretty creative too since the boys AND girls have devised a way to communicate by writing notes to each other and puttin’ ‘em into a bottle and floatin’ ‘em to each other as the canoes pass!! Who says these kids don’t learn anything when their outta school during the summer!!
Now if you think the animals were enough of a surprise, then you got another think coming. ‘Cause when the animal guy finished up, one of our counselors had her sorority step team here from Georgia State University as they put on one heck of a step team demonstration and even took the time to teach the campers several step routines of their own. Be sure to get your camper to demonstrate what they learned when they get home. You won’t be disappointed!!
Now if you can believe it or not, tomorrow will be our last day of classes here at Skyline and everyone will be puttin’ on the final touches in their classes as we get ready for tomorrow night’s “Showtime at Skyline” where each class will get to demonstrate what they’ve learned throughout the session to all the other campers. It’s a great time for every camper to show off what they’ve learned and get some time in the Skyline spotlight. We’ll be there getting’ all the pics for ya so you too will be able to see just how much your campers have learned these past two weeks!!! Be sure to check back and be amazed at what you’ll see!!!!
One important thing about emails tomorrow. We’ll print the regular emails for Wednesday on Wednesday morning. But the emails for Thursday will be printed at 6 PM (Central time) Wednesday afternoon!! The ladies in the front office need to start putting everyone’s account together so we have to do our last emails a bit earlier then usual. Be sure to get all your final “I’m so proud of you’s and we’ll see ya on Friday’s in to the email before 6 PM Wednesday afternoon. Those will be printed out then and delivered on Thursday.
Speaking of being proud, I can’t tell ya how proud I am of all you parents that have been keeping up with all the news and pics these past two weeks! The girls really enjoy telling me you guys have seen them in the pictures and getting the emails. Your campers will also be proud of how far some of you have come on the internet with all your surfing abilities. Quite frankly, some of the campers didn’t think you would be able to work the computer with out them at home (I gotta admit, there were times I had my doubts too…you know who you are :-)
Anyway, thanks again parents for everything these past two weeks. I’ll be back here tomorrow night for the final newsletter of the session and then Thursday night I’ll be up all night making picture DVD’s for each camper so you’ll have a DVD full of all the pictures you’ve seen this session waiting for ya when you come to pick up your camper on Friday!!
Well folks, we still have a full day of classes, a horseshow and all sorts crazy pictures to take for ya tomorrow so I’m gonna head off to bed get some rest and be ready for our final day of classes. You guys enjoy the pics, and I’ll be back here tomorrow night for our final evening chat
Weather on the mountain: seriously???? 61-84 and plenty of blue sky all around….again
Yall have a good night, I’m about to be like a detective and go “under covers”