Summer 2017, Edition #5: July 20th - 26th

While this past week has been particularly cold and rainy, it has not stopped the fun from happening at Camp Scatico. This week, we unfortunately had to say goodbye to our 4-weeker campers. Although we hate to see them go, we also welcomed in our Scaticonians In Training, or SITs,... Meanwhile at camp...

Tribes 2017: The Results are in

This past Friday, the Soopers led the camp in an exciting and competitive final day of Tribes. The day began on the hill with “Squidgulum”, where the teams participated in Tribes classics, including Man to Man, Kickball Stride Ball, Basketball Relays, and Line Soccer. In the afternoon, campers searched all over camp during the Dog Bone Hunt, where dog bones hidden amounted to a certain number of points that teams could gain. Finally, the night ended with a Tribal Campfire that included Aerobics, Camper Imitations, Folk Songs, Art Project presentations, and Novelties. In the end, Blazing Arrow came out as the victor of this very competitive, exciting, and close Tribes!

 Racing Wind Runs It In for A Pre-Squidgulum Pep Talk

Racing Wind Runs It In for A Pre-Squidgulum Pep Talk

 Dog Bone Hunt

Dog Bone Hunt

Happy Birthday to Girls Side!

An exciting tradition that took place on Saturday was Birthday Ball, where all of Girls Side gets together to celebrate everyone’s birthday. Divided by season, campers and counselors alike devise fun themes that are a play-on-words and decorate the dining hall with banners and streamers that fit their chosen theme. Winter’s theme was “Winternational Airlines,” Summer was “In Summer” (Frozen), Spring was “Chandler Spring,” and Fall was “Help, I’ve Fallen and Can’t Get Up.” The night concluded with delicious birthday cake and a screening of "The Parent Trap."

 Happy Birthday, Girls Side!

Happy Birthday, Girls Side!

T-league and Tournaments and Evening Activities, oh my!

The Sub-juniors have been busy this week on the athletic fields with an exciting T-league game with the Sophomores and a Hockey Tournament at Pontiac which they won. This week’s full camp evening activity was Family Feud, where campers dress up like different celebrity families and name the most popular responses to survey questions about Scatico. The Boys Senior Staff and the Kardashian and Trump families all made their debut, with the Upper Seniors winning the most points and coming out on top. The first ever Baseball Tournament held at Scatico for 13 year olds going into 7th grade turned out to be a huge success, with Scatico beating Schodack after a hard fight. Tyler Winderman, the team’s pitcher, pitched 13 strikeouts, while teammate Ellis Zuckerman scored a single, a double, a triple, and stole two bases, greatly contributing to the team’s victory.

 Dress to Impress

Dress to Impress

Divisional Snapshots

Girls Side

The SITs were introduced to a week in the life of a Scatico camper… The Jinters had their first overnight campout... The Inters learned some Scatico-original Color War activities with the SITs… The Centers and the Debs had the final play of the summer, ‘Beauty and the Beast’… The Debs made a splash with their H2O theme day… The Subs had an empowering Feminism theme day… The Seniors had a magical Harry Potter theme day, filled with Quidditch, homemade butterbeer, and a race to win the House Cup … The Soopers headed off to Lake Placid with the Upper Seniors…

 Muggles Playing Quidditch? Unlikely...

Muggles Playing Quidditch? Unlikely...

Boys Side

SITs experienced a typical week on boys side... The Sophs hiked at Millbrook at Mohunk Reserve… The Sub-juniors went on an exciting bowling social… The Juniors had their 1st divisional softball tournament… The Inters hosted and won the 1st annual 7th grade baseball tournament… The Sub-seniors enjoyed their waterfront cookout… The Seniors hiked to breakneck… The Upper Seniors took off to Lake Placid with the Soopers…

 1,2,3 Strikes You're Out of the Old Ball Game...

1,2,3 Strikes You're Out of the Old Ball Game...