Timberline Week Two Update
It’s been another fun-filled week here at SLC! As your children bask in the glow of the sun, their days are filled with activities that challenge them physically and mentally. Besides our regularly scheduled team sport activities, campers have been keeping cool in the lake. Most campers have completed their 10 laps (300 yards), which is not an easy task, and have then advanced on to completing practicals in canoe, kayak, stand-up paddle board, and wind-surfing. I can tell you, from personal experience, there is nothing better than enjoying our cool crisp lake on these warm sunny days.
Our specialty activities are now in full swing. Campers in the Video specialty are learning how to create a camp documentary, Baking continues to delight us with tasty sweet treats, Tennis produces some epic rallies, Drama in now only days away from their opening night of an adaptation of Disney’s Hercules, Sports has teams battling in a variety of team-sports for the coveted trophy, Adventure advanced onto the high ropes course, and Waterfront is transforming guppies into fish. Campers love having this time to develop the skills and explore new passions.
We enjoyed numerous activities with our unit and as a Teen side division. We started the week off taking a Saturday night hike up through Cornish for Hafsakah with the SLC famous Whammy. The campers navigated the rocky damp terrain up to the last peak of the very popular Breakneck Overlook. We arrived at sunset to see the pink and purple hue of the skyline over Hudson River. As the darkness set in, we completed an 8:30 PM Hafsakah service to usher out Shabbat, listened to a few stories from Whammy, and then were gifted multiple firework shows before trekking down the path by flashlight for a very restful start to our week.
We also had two super fun divisional activities when a visiting Break Dancing troupe came to the Eddie Cantor Theater and the Carnival came to town. The break dancers showed us all their old school moves with poppin’ & locking, back & head spins, and flippin’ all over our stage. We then were invited down to learn how to “bust a move” as campers and counselors were guided through some of the basics, and ended with a dance battle dance party. For those of us who were pre-teens and teens in the 80s, you can now bust a move with your children when they return home at the end of their summer.
The pop-up carnival brought with it a mix of games, an inflatable obstacle course, an obstacle course created by Leadership, a bungee bounce for high wire flips, laser tag, and of course cotton candy! The campers were able to run from one activity to the next without having to wait in lines or purchase tickets. Afterwards we cooled off for a swim in the lake with trips to the diving board, trampoline bounce, or to just lounge on a floatie with friends.
If you haven’t already, please check out pictures of all these events and more posted daily Camp in Touch. It’s hard to believe that we only have 10 days left in the first session. So please keep writing and sending emails to find out even more about their summer experience as we all work hard to make this a summer to remember.
Josh, Timberline Supervisor and the whole team