Lights, Camera, carnival!
Between the Boys and Girls Nat, Visiting Day, Tribes, the Gong Show and Carnival it's been nonstop action in the 12523. Carnival this year was Oscars-themed and Scatico turned out in their red carpet best, posing alongside our very own "Hollywood" sign (it said Elizaville), helping themselves to popcorn, and enjoying all the traditional booths (dunk tanks, zap mail, marriage booth and more!) The Upper Seniors brought their A-game with a very freaky circus-themed haunted house, and Cory Schwartz set up our very own Scatico photo booth complete with props.
Besides Carnival camp has been busy with a slew of tournaments. Both Nat teams played their hearts out, the boys advancing to the finals and losing in the final seconds in a real nail-biter to Wah Nee (Matt Cohen hit a three-pointer with 12 seconds remaining to give us a two point lead after we'd been trailing by 10 midway through the fourth quarter...but Wah Nee hit their own 3-point shot at the buzzer) . The girls Dance Team (composed of Jints, Ints, Centers and Debs) went to a tournament at Timberlake and competed in five dances! Our Debs snagged one third place prize, and Marlee Fass came in first for her solo performance! Plus Scatico hosted it's first ever Soccer tournament for lower hill (dubbed "The Nick" for soccer-head Nick Goodacre...wonder who came up with that name) and won! (Shout outs to MVP Leia Pinals, goalie Halle Press and goal-scorers Emily Holzer, Lara and Brooke Tolstoi, and Ryan Lapatine!)
This week has also marked a few classic Scatico evening activities. The girls playhouse opened Saturday night for the Deb and Sub show, Mamma Mia!, and Wednesday night we held our annual "Miss Ugly Pageant" (the name explains it all). Soopers Melanie Krieger and Sara Feldman walked away in first place for their hilarious spoofs on Les Miz songs. Over on boys side there was the annual Gong Show, highlights including the Sub Seniors reenactment of the opening scene from The Lion King (Bart Turri played Simba), Jake Vandercar's hat juggling act, Drew Winiarski's dead-on impersonation of a cow mooing, and Jack Wasserman's "phenomenal" karate act, quote from head counselor Dave Fleischner, with the entire Soph division.
Jinters- The last of the Jinters passed their deep water tests, and the whole group celebrated with s'mores and an evening swim at the waterfront.
Inters- Are dressing in all black and holding a spy theme day, complete with an extra long scavenger hunt in search of a "missing counselor."
Centers- Enjoyed their hike to Catskill State Park and hosted a favorite evening activity, Family Feud, where each division dresses as a different famous family (this year's highlights included Subs as The Kardashians, Jinters as Spongebob characters, and Senior Staff as the "Modern Family" family.)
Debs- Released Scatico's first butterflies into the wild after their cocoons had hatched from our own habitat. Plus they are interviewing people about their favorite elements of camp in preparation for their Friday night services.
Subs- Had a Dora the Explorer theme day, complete with Spanish lessons and guacamole making!
Seniors- Have started rehearsals for their show "Legally Blonde" with the Jinters plus most of the Seniors went on a Volleyball tournament to Kindering and advanced to the finals.
Soopers- Switched DLs with the Upper Seniors, and enjoyed ceramics, T-League and teaching the Sooper cheer with Quinn!
Sophomores- Nabbed first place for the Gong Show with a group karate act led by Jack Wasserman, plus went on their first divisional blind hike (where they are led through camp blindfolded by their counselors).
Sub Juniors- Had their divisional waterfront cookout as well as their overnight, where they participated in a game of "Commando" (kids crawl through the dark and when a counselor shines their light on them they have to freeze).
Juniors- Not only had their divisional hike off-camp but are also prepping for a hike through Mosquito Hollow, considered relatively uncharted territory on Scatico property.
Inters- Got their brooms and brought back an early 2000s favorite with a game of Quidditch!
Sub Seniors- Had a boy band bonanza theme day where they were split into different throwback boy bands and wrote their own songs.
Seniors- Were victorious at a late night baseball intercamp to Kenmont. Shout outs to Ryan Ditkoff, who pitched, and Shay Rubinson for making the final out of the game when he caught a line drive!
Upper Seniors- Swapped DLs with the Soopers and had their very own rendition of Tribes, complete with plaques with Jane Rosenfeld!