“Second session has been alive with music and comedy this summer. Campers have come with instruments ranging from guitars to trumpets, and have taken advantage of every opportunity to play them. At our first Saturday night campfire of the session, one camper blew us away with a bagpipe song, while the 7-week Ospreys sang the famous ‘We Give Thanks’, a popular dining hall song from first session. Campers also sang along to classic songs such as ‘Neath the Pine Tree’ and ‘Yellow Convertible’, and managed to sing along to the rapid tongue-twister of ‘A Place in the Choir’. Along with songs came the hilarious skits, ranging from a spot-on tribute to ‘Charlie Bit My Finger’, to comedy improvisation games and stories. After a fun, long evening of music and laughter, campers departed to their cabins.
The next morning brought more opportunities for musical and dramatic talent in our Sunday Service, a time in which campers share their appreciation for camp through quotations, camp songs and a weekly cabin skit. This week’s skit was performed excellently by the ten-day Puffin cabin, Stockade. They acted out ‘Yertle the Turtle’ by Dr. Seuss, a story about the power of a team effort and emphasizing the danger of selfishness. Through plenty of hard work and dedication (they gave up General Swim to rehearse!), the Puffins of Stockade executed the story wonderfully.We look forward to the music continuing this summer. Campers have practiced their music in the third period music activity, where they hike out to Chewonki’s various different points to play Chewonki songs, have drum circles around the campfire, and even play musical chairs. Nothing brings together a community better than music.” -Gemma Laurence