Saturday, August 15, 2015

The 1st Annual Inter-Camp Talent Show

Hello future readers!

Yay! Today we had our big talent show! Was it ever outta site! So here's what happened...

We had all been practicing a lot. And that wasn't easy with the other camp activities we were doing like hiking, swimming and arts and crafts, but we did it. Early this morning, Doug, (the boys' counselor), came early to help Kerry move the tables and ping ping table out of the way, so there would be room for everyone to sit. Right after lunch, we all got dressed in our costumes and waited for Kerry to announce us.

"OK kids, settle down. Welcome to our first inter-camp talent show. We know you're gonna enjoy our great talent here today. First up is Raychel Shaunessy singing "Day By Day" from the movie "Godspell".

Wow, I didn't know Raychel could sing that good. I could tell she had been really practicing a lot. She even kinda looked like Jesus from the movie decked out in her costume she fixed up. We all clapped like crazy and Kerry announced the next act.

"Next we have Kyle Lewis from Camp Wilderness giving us a karate demonstration."

It was a pretty cool demonstration. Kyle did all kinds of kicks, and karate chops, and even a couple of flips. And he had different yells for each move. I know Danny, Jason and Kevin loved it!

"And now singing "Mr. Big Stuff" by Jean Knight are Sunny Albright and Lisa Lawrence."

Groovy! I love how they dressed sorta alike and did some cute little moves with the song.

"Our next act is Kevin Fleagle from Camp Wilderness, singing "Take Me Home Country Roads" by John Denver."

Kevin didn't even need a tape to sing to like the other kids. He could play the song all by himself!  He even looked like a cowboy! That's pretty far out! It was mine and Susan's turn next! Kerry announced us....

Now performing a baton routine to the song "Jive Talkin" by The Bee Gees are Julie Newman and Susan Hormsby."

I thought we did a pretty good job. We had to change the routine a little, because the stage was smaller, and Raychel wasn't performing with us, but I think it came out alright.

"Our last act is Danny Campbell and Jason Gerard from Camp Wilderness, singing "Twist and Shout" by The Beatles".

They were pretty good. Even though it's only a toy drum, Danny plays it really well. Jason was doing most of the singing, and trying to sound like a rock star, but it sounded cool. It was great that they both wore Batman shirts to look like a group.

There was a 10 minute break while the winners were chosen. We were all so nervous. Then finally Kerry got back onstage, holding medals and a trophy.

"OK everybody, thanks for your patience. This was a really tough choice because you all did a super groovy job. But there are only 3 categories. And let me say that those who didn't win in any of those categories will win double dessert portions for the next 3 days. Now onto the awards. For "Most Original Act", the winner is Kevin Fleagle from Camp Wilderness!"

He deserved that. Kevin played really well, and he sings pretty good, too.

"For Best Use of Props", are our Baton Beauties, Julie Newman and Susan Hormsby!"

Oh my gosh! We won! It was so exciting! I never won a medal for anything before! I saw Susan's hands shake when Kerry gave her the medal.

"And last, but not least, our Grand Prize winner for "Best Costume" and really an all around beautiful act is Raychel Shaunessy!"

Everyone cheered and clapped, and shouted "Yay Raychel!". When Raychel went up to accept the trophy, she had tears in her eyes! I was so happy for her.

I wish all of us could've won a medal, but the double portion desserts for 3 days wasn't bad, either. And y'know, nobody was a sore loser. We all slapped some five, and congratulated each other. I thought that was pretty groovy,  My mom says it's important to know how to be a good loser, as well as a good winner.

This was so much fun! And the Olympics are coming up in a couple of days. I can't wait for that!

Until next time, future readers,
Your friend,
Julie Newman


  1. You did a great job. Our co-op is having a talent show, and I want to sing something with a friend. It is from a musical that has not yet debuted in the 70s. I think you and your friends will like it in the future.
    Congratulations on getting a medal.

    1. Thanks! Good luck on your talent show in the future, too!

    2. Thanks. Can't wait to see what other activities you will get to do at camp.

  2. Congrats to you Julie and all the winners, good job! I would have loved Kevin's act, John Denver is one of my favorites. Good luck at the Olympics!

    1. Thanks so much, Flo. Kevin did a really good job! He can play the guitar almost as good as Kerry, and she's been playing a long time!

  3. Spectacular Godspell costume! You must have a great camera to capture Kyle doing the handstand! Does it take 110 film? jen

    1. Actually, it's Doug's camera. And yeah, I think it is a 110. Good light, good flash cubes, groovy snapshots.

  4. Wow, looks like everyone did a great job with their talents. I loved all the costumes! Very cool!

  5. Hey Julie,
    Wow, what a great talent show. Everyone did such a good job that I'm sure it was tough for the counselors to pick the winners. The costumes and props were terrific. Congratulations to the winners and to those who got the consolation prizes, enjoy those extra desserts!

    1. Thanks Fawn! I'm glad I'm not a counselor, because I would've had a hard time picking the winners, too! Everyone was really outta site!