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In this section we’ll try to explain the
unexplainable; a little something called Skylake Magic.
Skylake Magic includes:
It's the small cabin groups, sleeping in bunks with your
best friend that you just met yesterday,
It's a day trip into Yosemite Valley,
It's banana boating on Bass Lake with your buddies,
It's lounging on the docks under the warm sun and then
taking a dip to cool off,
It's the silly skits you come up with for campfire,
It's the songs you sing after lunch,
It's the counselors,
It's the traditions that carry from one year to the next,
It's about being around other kids all the time,
It's time away from home and the fast pace of life,
It's time for kids to be kids!
Summer Camp is about making memories, having
fun, new experiences, old and new friendships, confidence
building and learning skills to last a lifetime!
"Skylake is a camp
where you have lots of fun with so many activities and make
lots of friends. It's very special to me and I can't wait to
go back next year!"
- Kate Gaffney, age 8,
"I can't imagine my childhood without
Skylake Yosemite Camp. Sleeping under the stars, Bass Lake,
campfire, Trading Post and breathtaking Yosemite! What
amazing memories I have - I would go back for a month in a
heartbeat if I could!"
- Martha McKinney, camper
"Skylake Magic is all about the
relationships. The friendships that I made at camp are ones
that I will never forget. These were people that helped me
to grow, to take risks and to become the person I am today.
Whether or not we have stayed in touch, these are people
that I know will always be my friends because we shared the
bond of Skylake Magic."
- Justin Barnum, camper
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