Summer Newsletter – Week 1!


Hello all!

With the first week of summer ’16 complete we are rocking and rolling in the 12123!! We have been fortunate with amazing, sunny weather and camp is in full gear. Returning campers are back in their second home and new campers are falling in love with the wonders of camp.

Fourth of July is always a jam-packed day of entertainment here at Schodack. Everyone started the day by dressing in red, white and blue to show our USA Pride! After a morning of activities, the camp gathered at the flagpole to kick off our annual Fourth of July special activity – “All for One.” Our First-Year LT’s ran the event, creating 18 different small activities for the campers to do all around camp – US Trivia (fun US trivia), “Corn in the Hole”, cookie decorating, skittle sorting and a dance party event…everyone had a great time! Dinner was also a highlight of the day as the Dining Hall was transformed into a sea of red, white and blue for our first themed-meal of the summer – American BBQ! The night ended with an all-camp trip to a major fireworks display nearby. Phew…what a day!




Notable camp-wide events:

*With all the hot weather, we had our first “Blister Day” of 2016 this past week! The whole camp gathered poolside to cool off and splash in the pools.

*At archery, the Golden Bow competition took place this past week. There was an expert sharp-shooter declared in each age division.

*Interested campers went off on inter-camps to compete in tournaments for soccer and tennis at nearby camps.

*Scho-Karts has introduced their new licenses for the summer! Campers love getting a physical license when they pass the driving test!

*At mealtime, lunch rides were very popular this week. Campers enjoyed horseback riding to a picnic for lunch or dinner.

*Paul and Linda took campers on their first Cultural Trip of the summer. They went to MassMOCA and everyone loved seeing the modern art!

*At the lake, we are continuing our “Wake of Fame!” Those who cross over the wake get to write their name on a giant plaque for all to see!

In the meantime, bunks are busy practicing for Talent Show (the first leg of Schodack’s Triple Crown), which is happening this Sunday. The camp is anxiously awaiting coming together to sing “Breakaway” and “In the Air Tonight” in the Playhouse before the big event! We cannot wait to see all of camp’s stars on stage very soon!



Junior Camp

The Mic Mac Girls cooled off this week by having an impromptu sprinkler activity. They ran and danced through the sprinklers!

The Junior Girls have been crushing it at hockey this week on our new sleek court.

All of the Junior Camp Boys were in the running to win this week’s cleanliness cup, but the Inca boys took home the prize!

Some Junior Boys spent Wednesday’s Camper’s Choice trying to get into the Book of Records at basketball through the “Bump Tournament.”

Middle Camp

A lot of our Middle Camp Girls are working hard on this summer’s play, “The Lion King.”

Wednesday night’s Night Activity for Middle Camp was a fun night as campers gathered in the Playhouse for “Dancing With the Staff!” They dressed up their counselors and choreographed a dance for them to perform.

Upper Camp

The Senior 2 Boys won the “All For One” special event, earning the most points for participation and success in the various activities. This was their 3rd year in a row being victorious.

Senior Camp has been enjoying “Senior Choice”, where all bunks in the division come together and can choose out of multiple activities. This has been great for Senior Camp Bonding!


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