One of the biggest highlights of the summer is Counselor Skit Night during Second Session. Over the last few years, the staff has augmented the traditional live action skits with pre-recorded videos that highlight life at Camp on an entirely different level.
As we approach the final few days of our Second Session, more and more special events appear on the calendar. The girls of S4G paired off and dressed up on Twin Day, both Camps were represented during the Horse Show, the youngest cabins visited Chocolates By Leopold in nearby Montrose, PA, and the Boys held the Gold Medal Decathlon.
As the soothing sounds of Toto’s “Africa” emanated, campers from S4B and S4G gathered for a special activity called Serengeti Plains on Wednesday, July 31st.
Teams called herds named after various species indigenous to Africa complete various Challenge Course-style stations around the entire campus. Herds get points for successfully completing each activity. The herds may complete a station two times, but not consecutively and with a modification to make the second attempt more difficult.
Every member of each herd is responsible for guarding a “tail” that is tucked into the back of their shorts. Predators roam the plain and will engage herds as they travel from station to station. Team members can still participate in the events after losing their tail, but if the entire herd loses all the tails it becomes extinct.
To combat this, herds can win tails back by locating the Wise Sage and correctly answering Camp trivia questions. Teams may also win back tails by catching the Poacher who is also roaming the Plains.
The Stations: Es-Cape of Good Rope Tripoli Mile Island Crossing the Sahara-aaaaaaaaaaah Molten Snows of Kilimanjaro Ghana Score a Sene-g(o)al Wavin’ Flag Break the Safe-ari Eggs Togo Madagas-cars De-Nile a Crocodile Congo Power Line
The members of S4B cabins Tumble Inn, Palais Royale and Pepper Box made history on Monday, July 29 by participating in a new game based on the “American Gladiators” television game show. Campers negotiated an obstacle course while dodging balls thrown by the opponent. If hit by a ball, campers started over at the beginning of the course during a three minute period.
This game was a magnificent success as you can plainly see from the smiles of all participants!
Campers at S4B and S4G have settled into an action-packed groove during Second Session! The girls continued their exciting Orange and Blue competition and took a special Three Hour Tour at the Waterfront after building rafts. Some of the Boys Camp visited nearby Creek Bend for Miniature Golf and went fishing, while campers of all ages competed in Orange and Blue games on the fields and courts.