Hellooooo Parents and welcome back to Camp news,
Its Larry here and its great to be back getting’ to tell y’all about everything that happened up here on the mountain today. First off , the good news is that we had some rain, a little here a little there, a lot during rest hour (yes, it was great to hear the rain outside as we took much needed naps!!). Now during the rest of the day our campers stayed busy with all the classes and if it was too wet for their class to go to the regular location, then they had rain day locations where they worked on all sorts of different things. You can see from some of the earlier pictures, the circus class was plenty busy learning some impressive hand balancing acts. If you haven’t seen ‘em be sure to look through the pics from today so you don’t miss out!!
Now tonight we had a perfect activity for the evening with our version of Underground Railroad. Where our campers had to make their way across camp without beein’ seen by one of the nasty bounty hunters. (not to be confused with “Dog the Bounty hunter”). When one of our bounty hunters spotted a group of campers they yelled out “Bounty hunter sees you!!” at which point the group would have to disguise themselves as rocks so they would drop right where they were and try not to move or laugh while the bounty hunters explored what they thought were rocks (sorry UGA fans, I just can’t bring myself to say they “hunkered down”). If they passed inspection, they the bounty hunter would move on and the group would keep making their way to a clue somewhere in camp that would lead them to another clue and eventually lead them all to freedom.
“But what about those rocks that moved or laughed while they were bein’ investigated by the bounty hunters” you’re probably askin’ right now. Well, those campers that were caught by the bounty hunters had to make their way to jail and wait for another group of campers to come by and get the to join their group so they could continue on their journey towards freedom (its all part of the no camper left behind act of the late 1990’s). Not to worry parents, your campers made sure every camper made it to freedom as they kept coming by the “jail” to bail out the ones that had been sent there and let ‘em all join the different groups. In the end all the campers did make it to freedom and they had a fun time with the different dynamics that each group had as they added and lost campers all throughout the night.
Now if you thought they had a fun time tonight, just wait till tomorrow night!! The whole camp is already a buzz about the big event that’s gonna take place out on the tennis courts under the stars and the lights of Skyline. That’s right, its DANCE NIGHT with the boy camps of LMC and Camp Laney!!!! Now don’t worry dads, I’ll be out there shootin’ all the boys that dance with our campers (with the camera of course…campers aren’t even in season right now!!) so you guys at home will be able to see who your camper dances with just as soon as the dance is finished. I know you’re probably as excited about the dance as your campers are!! I’ll tell ya one company that’s excited about the dance is Alabama Power! Once all our campers crank up those hair driers to get themselves ready for the big evening, our meters are spinnin’ like tops around here. It’ll be worth it though as they all look pretty for the night. Be sure to check back in to see who all danced with who.
Well, tomorrow will be almost a full week that your campers have been here and trust me folks, they’re so proud that you guys have done as well as you have while they’ve been gone having fun. You can see the excitement in their eyes when they see that you’ve been able to send ‘em an email without them there to help ya log in! Keep up the good work sending the emails and checkin’ the pics.
By the way parents, there was a good article from a news station today that actually popped up on weather.com and I put a link to it on our facebook page. If you miss your camper (and who doesn’t), be sure to go to our facebook page and read the article, especially if you’re a first time camp parent. It’s got some really good info for you that you’ll like (and really appreciate!!)
Weather on the mountain: well, like I said before, we had some rain off and on all day and the only time it was some thick rain was during rest hour. The rest of the day it was not enough to stop us from having more fun that the law should allow!! One thing the rain did do was cool everything on the mountain. Can you say around 70 this morning and 75 this afternoon!! Yea it was great!! One thing to keep your eye on this weekend though, my friend at TWC Jim Cantore did send me an email saying there was an unusually strong cold front that has started making its way out of the north pole and could be here in the deep south by Sunday morning (which is Christmas morning here at camp), he said this front os so big that theres a possibility it could bring snow here to Skyline as early as Sunday. Just imagine that, snow of Sunday and our campers waking to a white Christmas…what are the odds??? (pretty high I’m sure, but I’d take ’em on this one!!!)
Well folks, theres lots of pics for you guys to search through so I’m gonna let ya go and get back to all the pictures of your campers and I’ll get back to checkin’ the back of my eyelids for leaks (I plan on doin’ a VERY thorough job of checkin’). I need to get my rest if I’m gonna keep up with everyone on the dance floor tomorrow night!!
Have a good night,