Another Epic Week at Schodack!
We’re loving this summer! What a week we’ve had here at Camp Schodack. We’ve welcomed in Second Session campers, witnessed incredible talents from our staff, and have had a week full of adventure and excitement! We’ve been enjoying the beautiful July heat: cooling off at the lake, pool, or new and improved extended water slide!
Things started on a high when we welcomed in Second Session campers on Sunday morning! The day was full of greetings, new friendships, and laughter. At the pool, there was an impromptu pool party. There were intense games of thumb war, water tricks, and pool basketball. We rounded off the day full of activities with a savory dinner and a scrumptious dessert.
The night ended with the Counselor Show! Staff members were excited to show campers their hidden talents. One staff member showcased his ability to eat up to forty Pringles in one go. Others sang or took part in skits. A group of lookalikes took stage, wowing us all with their similarity in appearance.
On Monday, a new week had officially begun. Camp rang with the sound of singing as campers bounced from one period to another. The adventure team have spent the week taking campers on nearby voyages. Campers have enjoyed hikes to waterfalls and beautiful nights under a starry Vermont sky.
Campers have also been able to enjoy all of our thrilling activities. Relays at gymnastics, crepes at cooking, upping their skills at basketball. It’s been nonstop fun in the 12123!
The communications team has loved documenting the summer so far and are thrilled to keep bringing these weekly newsletters all summer long. There is so much to look forward to in the next few weeks!
Themed Dinner – Mediterranean!
Every week, we get to enjoy a special themed dinner. This week’s theme was Mediterranean Cuisine. The dining hall was transformed into a vibrant Greece. The food was spectacular. The music was so good that it warranted several dance parties throughout dinner. At a point, a good portion of junior camp formed a train as the dining hall echoed the lyrics to ‘Mamma Mia.’ It was an excellent way to cap off a fun day!
Division Spotlight- Juniors
A big hello to our Schodack Families!
The Acorn and Junior Girls have had a jam-packed week here in the 12123! The second session has gotten off to a great start. The campers were all beyond excited to jump into the camp life and those who have been here were very excited to welcome all of the new girls.
The Acorn Girls were the first ones back from the hike on Tuesday which means they were also the first ones to hit the playground. They had the biggest smiles on their faces and had so much fun swinging on the swings.
The Beech Girls had a blast at soccer this week! They were all shooting on one of the LTs for a shoot-out at the end of the soccer period. Their counselor Lindsey even made a couple of sick shots.
The Cypress Girls have been loving their new bunk switch! They had a blast at FunPlex jumping on the bungee trampoline. Almost every single one of them was flipping around trying to see how many flips they could fit in one jump.
The Dogwood Girls had so much fun this week during the pool and were even able to have a bit of free swim at the start of the activity period. They also had so much fun at FunPlex zooming around on the go-carts.
The Hickory Girls, despite living in two separate bunks have been loving the time that they spend together during the days and at night before they go to bed. The ice cream on the trip day was definitely a major hit!!
Last but not least, we have a special shoutout for the Cypress Girls in G3 who ended up in 1st place for lip sync!!! They performed a song from Shrek; all of their hard work certainly paid off!
The second session is well underway, and we are all having so much fun! We are so excited to continue sharing laughs and smiles!!
Hiya Schodack Families!
The Second Session has gotten off to a fabulous start!
With the sun high in the sky, Junior Camp has jumped right into activities.
Our first camper choice of the second session was filled with a photo scavenger hunt, where many new places were discovered, new friends were made and many silly photos were taken!
The Acorns Boys had a blast at Funplex for trip day, the bumper water boats were an instant hit and they all tried their hardest to get a hole-in-one at minigolf. After a big trip day, they all enjoyed delicious soft serve ice cream (or Dole Whip) at Lickety Split, with rainbow sprinkles of course and lots of messy hands but smiling faces!
The Beech Boys are still celebrating after taking out third place in Lip Sync with Lady Gaga’s ‘Telephone’, with help from Dusty Dance to perfect with sweet moves. Their bunk mascot Douglas the dog has become a bit of a camp celebrity with everyone wanting to have a picture snapped with him. His picture wall takes pride of place in the B1.
The Cypress Boys have been reeling from besting their GL George at Newcomb at Volleyball, Karime was very impressed with their communication and teamwork. Everyone was keen to get to the lake on Monday and despite the weather were able to kneeboard and waterski! The banana boat will have to wait till next lake period boys! I’ll be there! Top Trumps card gamer has been a bunk fav during rest hour, with many new facts being learnt along the way.
The Dogwood Boys have been creating masterpieces in Arts and Crafts, with canvas paintings of balloons. They had a hilarious time at night activity at ‘Change your Counselor’, Bradley and Levine were nearly unrecognizable in their costumes and were such good sports about it.
The hike at Schodack Island State Park was a success and the boys enjoyed playing on the playground taking turns on the cool zipline.
Junior camp is looking forward to an amazing next few weeks of the second session here at camp!
The Senior Girls had another great week here at Schodack. After saying goodbye to the first session campers, we went straight into Visiting Day facetimes and packages.
All the girls had the best day talking to their families and eating snacks. Sunday saw some familiar faces return for the second session. The girls were so excited to see their friends after a year apart, we greeted the buses and had loads of fun catching up.
The start of the week saw more activities for the Senior girls, full days with good weather and fun. The Senior 3 girls had a great time at Tennis playing an intense game of jail. All the girls showed their brilliant forehand skills.
The Senior 1 girls learned a fast-paced Dance routine this week and perfected it by the end of the activity period. They proved yet again that they are amazing at dancing and can crack any routine.
The Senior 2 girls headed across to Archery and Arts and Crafts and made some great projects. The girls got very creative and made some really cool things.
This week we had some really fun night activities, starting off with a Senior camp brainstorming night. They all came up with some of their favorite night activities they want to complete by the end of summer.
Tuesday saw us head off on a trip, Funplex, ice cream, and bowling. The girls really got into the day and were seen go-karting, mini golfing, and having the best time. The night activity carried on with all the Senior campers in the rec hall for a Movie Night, which was the brilliant film Moana. Everyone loved the movie and enjoyed their night snack after an exciting day.
Wednesday saw another full day of activities in really nice warm weather. Making the day even better was the night activity. The return of Senior camp Assassin! All the campers had the best time, running around and getting to know each other even better.
We had another action-packed week here at camp and can’t to see what we get up to next week!
What a week for the LTs!
On Sunday the LTs were front and center greeting the new campers – several took buses at 4am to greet campers in NYC, Westchester, and Needham, while others helped newly arriving campers find their bunks, and still more unpacked the new arrivals so that the transition to meeting new camp friends was as smooth as possible. The early part of this week was taken up with a trip to Lake Placid – go ahead parents…take a hike up Mt Jo if you think you are up to it!! Stunning photos of the view were taken from the top and all were up and down safely…albeit Owen took things rather carefully in both directions.
On Tuesday the highlight was surely the visit to the USA Luge Center where we were instructed by five Olympians and then able to make a real start on real ice on a real luge sled. A stroll around the historic village with its outdoor dining facilities for lunch preceded a Chipotle feast upon arrival back at camp.
We turn our attention now towards The Carnival, which we will present to the camp on Sunday. Although before that I am sure several of our company will attempt to win camp’s grandest competition (in that it’s open literally to everyone) – Rock, Paper, Snerson on Saturday night. (And for those tempted to point out a typo…the competition is named for Evan Snerson, who won the event 5 times (while none other, yet, has more than one win).
This week, Camp Schodack hit nearby trails for a relaxing morning hike. Then, a trip to Funplex made the day even better! There was amazing treats, go-karts, and a towering spider-web for campers to climb. It was a thrilling day that campers won’t soon forget.
Barberville Falls and Shaftesbury Park
This week, The Adventure Team took Junior and Middle camp to Barberville Falls! It was perfect hiking weather. Later on, some of the Senior Girls got to enjoy a night in at Shaftesbury State Park. Chatting by the lake and having fire-roasted hamburgers and hotdogs was pure bliss for the group.
Scoop of The Week
Here is one of this week’s issues of The Schodack Scoop – the only hand-delivered, daily newspaper in Nassau!
And with that, you are now filled in on all of the great fun we’ve had this week at camp! We will be back next week with more updates.