Campers partake in SCATS traditions

By Brook Joyner

The talent show, Paper Theater, and SCATS Olympics are long-running traditions for SCATS campers.

Campers cheer on the competitors in a game of dodgeball Saturday, June 17. Dodgeball was the first event in the annual SCATS Olympics. (Photo by Brook Joyner)
Campers cheer on the competitors in a game of dodgeball Saturday, June 17. Dodgeball was the first event in the annual SCATS Olympics. (Photo by Brook Joyner)
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Campers compete in endurance games as part of SCATS Olympics Saturday, June 17. Participants had to hold a wall sit for as long as possible and the last three campers won points for their team. (Photo by Brook Joyner)
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Tony Popescu of Hanson competes in a game of dodgeball Saturday, June 17. Tony was on team Switzerland. (Photo by Brook Joyner)

 

Lindsay Whitaker of Lexington goes over the plan for her group's Paper Theater performance Saturday, June 17. Lindsay was the narrator for the group's rendition of "Beauty and the Beast." (Photo by Brook Joyner)
Lindsay Whitaker of Lexington goes over the plan for her group’s Paper Theater performance Saturday, June 17. Lindsay was the narrator for the group’s rendition of “Beauty and the Beast.” (Photo by Brook Joyner)
Sam Kanaly of Louisville performs a short comedy routine for the talent show Wednesday, June 21. Other campers sang, played instruments, jumped rope and danced. (Photo by Brook Joyner)
Sam Kanaly of Louisville performs a short comedy routine for the talent show Wednesday, June 21. Other campers sang, played instruments, jumped rope and danced. (Photo by Brook Joyner)
Kendall Pullam (from left) of Henderson, Megan Baston of Cookeville, Tenn., and Mary Margaret Vickers of Henderson perform a rendition of "Bohemian Rhapsody" Wednesday, June 21. Kendall sang while Megan and Mary Margaret played kazoos. (Photo by Brook Joyner)
Kendall Pullam (from left) of Henderson, Megan Baston of Cookeville, Tenn., and Mary Margaret Vickers of Henderson perform a rendition of “Bohemian Rhapsody” Wednesday, June 21. Kendall sang while Megan and Mary Margaret played kazoos. (Photo by Brook Joyner)
Campers put together costumes and props before their performance of "Beauty and the Beast" during Paper Theater Saturday, June 17. The only materials available to use were newspaper and tape. (Photo by Brook Joyner)
Campers put together costumes and props before their performance of “Beauty and the Beast” during Paper Theater Saturday, June 17. The only materials available to use were newspaper and tape. (Photo by Brook Joyner)
Anna Maddux of Pembroke watches as a fellow camper ties a friendship bracelet on her wrist Saturday, June 17. Arts and crafts were among the many activities available to campers as part of SCATS Olympics. (Photo by Brook Joyner)
Anna Maddux of Pembroke watches as a fellow camper ties a friendship bracelet on her wrist Saturday, June 17. Arts and crafts were among the many activities available to campers as part of SCATS Olympics. (Photo by Brook Joyner)
Jonathan Sills puts together a costume for Paper Theater Saturday, June 17. Jonathan's group was given the challenge of performing Jack and the Bean Stalk: Superhero Edition. (Photo by Brook Joyner)
Jonathan Sills puts together a costume for Paper Theater Saturday, June 17. Jonathan’s group was given the challenge of performing Jack and the Bean Stalk: Superhero Edition. (Photo by Brook Joyner)
David Abel of Owensboro plays violin during the annual SCATS talent show Wednesday, June 21, in the Downing Student Union. David performed "Concerto in D Major." (Photo by Brook Joyner)
David Abel of Owensboro plays violin during the annual SCATS talent show Wednesday, June 21, in the Downing Student Union. David performed “Concerto in D Major.” (Photo by Brook Joyner)
Mason Shacklette of Smiths Grove competes in tug-of-war during SCATS Olympics Saturday, June 17. While many of the events were athletic, there was also trivia, story time and crafts. (Photo by Brook Joyner)
Mason Shacklette of Smiths Grove competes in tug-of-war during SCATS Olympics Saturday, June 17. While many of the events were athletic, there was also trivia, story time and crafts. (Photo by Brook Joyner)
Lauren Goldsmith of Bowling Green performs a jump rope routine as part of the talent show. Lauren and her partner, Mac Bettersworth are both part of the "Jumpin' Jaguars," a local jump rope group. (Photo by Brook Joyner)
Lauren Goldsmith of Bowling Green performs a jump rope routine as part of the talent show. Lauren and her partner, Mac Bettersworth are both part of the “Jumpin’ Jaguars,” a local jump rope group. (Photo by Brook Joyner)
Team United States celebrates after wining a round of tug-of-war Saturday, June 17. Other events of the day included dodgeball and a relay race. (Photo by Brook Joyner)
Team United States celebrates after wining a round of tug-of-war Saturday, June 17. Other events of the day included dodgeball and a relay race. (Photo by Brook Joyner)
Team Canada competes in tug-of-war during SCATS Olympics Saturday, June 17. Canada ended took second place in the tug-of-war competition. (Photo by Brook Joyner)
Team Canada competes in tug-of-war during SCATS Olympics Saturday, June 17. Canada ended took second place in the tug-of-war competition. (Photo by Brook Joyner)
Deven Merchant of Lexington plays the titular character in "Jack and the Beanstalk" during Paper Theater Saturday, June 17. Each group was assigned a well-known fairytale or folktale, but with a twist. (Photo by Brook Joyner)
Deven Merchant of Lexington plays the titular character in “Jack and the Beanstalk” during Paper Theater Saturday, June 17. Each group was assigned a well-known fairytale or folktale, but with a twist. (Photo by Brook Joyner)
Lily Simpson of Bowling Green watches another group perform during paper theater Saturday, June 17. Lily's group was the last to take the stage and they performed a version of "Beauty and the Beast." (Photo by Brook Joyner)
Lily Simpson of Bowling Green watches another group perform during paper theater Saturday, June 17. Lily’s group was the last to take the stage and they performed a version of “Beauty and the Beast.” (Photo by Brook Joyner)
Jax Ludmann (from left) of Union, Caroline Wedge of Bowling Green, and Venus Whittington of Louisville close the talent show Wednesday, June 21. Jax, Caroline, and Venus were three of the four emcees for the night. (Photo by Brook Joyner)
Jax Ludmann (from left) of Union, Caroline Wedge of Bowling Green, and Venus Whittington of Louisville close the talent show Wednesday, June 21. Jax, Caroline, and Venus were three of the four emcees for the night. (Photo by Brook Joyner)
Laurel Wallace (left) of Louisville and Nyomi Drayton of Franklin high-five after finishing the final event of SCATS Olympics Saturday, June 17. Teams had to compete in a relay race involving trays of whipped cream, a word search, and water balloons. (Photo by Brook Joyner)
Laurel Wallace (left) of Louisville and Nyomi Drayton of Franklin high-five after finishing the final event of SCATS Olympics Saturday, June 17. Teams had to compete in a relay race involving trays of whipped cream, a word search, and water balloons. (Photo by Brook Joyner)
Campers play four square during SCATS Olympics Saturday, June 17. Campers had the option of side activities while main events were taking place. (Photo by Brook Joyner)
Campers play four square during SCATS Olympics Saturday, June 17. Campers had the option of side activities while main events were taking place. (Photo by Brook Joyner)
Maliki Smith of Frankfort performs "Breakaway" for the SCATS talent show Wednesday, June 21. (Photo by Brook Joyner)
Maliki Smith of Frankfort performs “Breakaway” for the SCATS talent show Wednesday, June 21. (Photo by Brook Joyner)
Selenah Travis of Bowling Green performs "Alone Together" by Fall Out Boy Wednesday, June 21. Selenah was one of two performers to sing a cappella during the talent show. (Photo by Brook Joyner)
Selenah Travis of Bowling Green performs “Alone Together” by Fall Out Boy Wednesday, June 21. Selenah was one of two performers to sing a cappella during the talent show. (Photo by Brook Joyner)
Elizabeth Moots performs a dance routine for the talent show Wednesday, June 17. Elizabeth danced to "Anything Goes" from the musical of the same name. (Photo by Brook Joyner)
Elizabeth Moots performs a dance routine for the talent show Wednesday, June 17. Elizabeth danced to “Anything Goes” from the musical of the same name. (Photo by Brook Joyner)
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