Posted by Sally Johnson on February 15
Hey Camp Family!!
I love to read. I love all types of books, everything from science fiction to childrens books.
What were your favorite books as a child? I can’t remember my favorite books but I can remember my children’s favorite books and I know my grandchildren’s favorites too. Luke’s absolute favorite book was “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak. Now, if he had a bad day, it was “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” by Judith Viorst, and I knew we would have some talking to do after we read it. Abby and her boys love books by Eric Carle. Abby’s favorite was “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” I read it to her so much she memorized it and could act like she was reading it by the time she was two year old! She read it to my younger brother and he thought she was actually reading it!!! All of my grandsons (I have three) love “Brown Bear Brown Bear”. I have lost count I have read it so much over the past seven years. We even “read” it when we’re in the car together. We also have our own versions we have made up when things need to be changed a little bit, parents I am sure you understand this. Brown Bear runs through my mind quite a bit. So I have made up my own little rhyme with my camp people, here goes…..
Adam, Adam what do you see? I see a list of things that need to be fixed by me.
Anna Clayton, Anna Clayton what do you see? I see socks from sock war flying by me
Frances, Frances what do you see? I see the phone staring at me.
Gina, Gina what do you see? I see numbers looking at me.
Ivy, Ivy what do you see? I see campers having fun in activities all around me.
Larry, Larry what do you see? I see campers climbing rope in front of me.
Leanna, Leanna what do you see? I see camper application staring at me.
Paige, Paige what do you see? I see winter groups emailing me.
Pickle, Pickle what do you see? I see campers on the pamper pole jumping at me.
Sally, Sally what do you see? I see Adam fixing everything, Anna Clayton running night time activities, Frances talking with parents, Gina running numbers, Ivy running day activities, Larry teaching caving, survival and repelling, Leanna answering phones and helping parents, Paige scheduling winter groups and giving camp tours and Pickle being Pickle. That’s what I see.
Go make up your own “Brown Bear” story today with your family and see what you come up with!
Sally is a Rome, Georgia native and started attending Camp Skyline in 1977. She loved the camp experience so much she wanted to give back, so she became a counselor. In 1997 she and her husband Larry purchased camp and haven’t looked back!