Blog: July 15th, 2018

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Hello, friends! Yesterday was the end of our final cycle of classes so it was a very productive day. Our friends in Lesley’s cooking (and baking) elective visited a farmer’s market, Gillian’s bench-building group got to work painting their creations, and Justin’s campers selected pages of their plays to be read or worked on their pitches to share with the rest of camp. 

Before our second round of elective presentations we had rehearsal—thankfully the weather was calm so the outdoor shows were able to work outside. One of the indoor shows, The 25thAnnual Putnam County Spelling Bee, did a full run of the show in the theater and it was a great opportunity for the cast to have a small audience experience the show. The tech campers got to sit in as well and they loved it so much that some of them were even singing along! 

As you may recall from last week’s elective presentations, this is often one of the most popular evening activities as everyone gets to share in the work their friends have been creating. Throughout the evening were treated to a multi-ring circus, complete with stilts, slackline, and multiple types of juggling; two beautiful songs brought to life by Bob’s musical theater class; and an intense blindfolded game in the pavilion played by the Theater of Sport elective. 

While the presentations alone could keep us entertained for hours, we had another treat in store for the campers. During counselor-led workshops last week, Jonathan and Niamh filmed a pool-themed version of Newsies with a group of campers and last night we got to watch the final product. The choreography and cinematography were executed beautifully and the campers certainly gave it their all. 

After an ice cream social and power down with Justin and Kyra, the campers headed back to their bunks to get some rest so they could wake up and seize the day!