SCATS traditions fill campers’ weekend

By Tucker Allen Covey

SCATS Olympics, Paper Theatre, free time at the Preston Center and more camper bonding filled the weekend for SCATS campers.

Lily Jones (left) from Cincinnati, Ohio, and Lia Anderson from Louisville stay cool in the shade drawing with chalk during the SCATS Olympics Saturday, June 18. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
Lily Jones (left) from Cincinnati, Ohio, and Lia Anderson from Louisville stay cool in the shade drawing with chalk during the SCATS Olympics Saturday, June 18. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
Elizabeth Moots from Kirksville, Missouri, helps her group prepare props and costumes for their Paper Theatre performance Saturday, June 18. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
Elizabeth Moots from Kirksville, Missouri, helps her group prepare props and costumes for their Paper Theatre performance Saturday, June 18. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
Scott Dinh of Louisville blocks a fake kiss between campers Zain Hammad of Bowling Green and Mary Baker of Paducah during their group's performance at Paper Theatre Saturday, June 18. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
Scott Dinh of Louisville blocks a fake kiss between campers Zain Hammad of Bowling Green and Mary Baker of Paducah during their group’s performance at Paper Theatre Saturday, June 18. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
Chase Whitman of Leitchfield tries to pass the basketball around other campers while playing in the swimming pool in the Raymond B. Preston Health & Activities Center Friday, June 17. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
Chase Whitman of Leitchfield tries to pass the basketball around other campers while playing in the swimming pool in the Raymond B. Preston Health & Activities Center Friday, June 17. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
Aneesha Edwards from Lexington watches as her teammates on Team Atlantis paint up before the SCATS Olympics Saturday, June 18. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
Aneesha Edwards from Lexington watches as her teammates on Team Atlantis paint up before the SCATS Olympics Saturday, June 18. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
Taylor Galavotti (left) of Lexington waits with her counselor, Emily Powell, to leave the Preston Center after free time filled with games, hanging out, and athletics on Friday, June 17. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
Taylor Galavotti (left) of Lexington waits with her counselor, Emily Powell, to leave the Preston Center after free time filled with games, hanging out, and athletics on Friday, June 17. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
Patrick Stiltner (left) from Versailles and Ari Brelig from Bonnieville exchange a victory hug winning gold for Team Atlantis in dodgeball during SCATS Olympics Saturday, June 18. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
Patrick Stiltner (left) from Versailles and Ari Brelig from Bonnieville exchange a victory hug winning gold for Team Atlantis in dodgeball during SCATS Olympics Saturday, June 18. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
Campers perform "Jack and the Beanstalk" with their own twist during Paper Theatre Saturday, June 18. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
Campers perform “Jack and the Beanstalk” with their own twist during Paper Theatre Saturday, June 18. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
Griffin Salsman from Springfield, Tennessee, plays Hansel in  his groups's rendition of "Hansel & Gretel: ESPN Edition" during Paper Theatre Saturday, June 18. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
Griffin Salsman from Springfield, Tennessee, plays Hansel in his groups’s rendition of “Hansel & Gretel: ESPN Edition” during Paper Theatre Saturday, June 18. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
Catherine Lucier from Lexington competes in dodgeball as part of Team Atlantis during SCATS Olympics Saturday, June 18. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
Catherine Lucier from Lexington competes in dodgeball as part of Team Atlantis during SCATS Olympics Saturday, June 18. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
Jasmine Miles (left) of Walton and Lily-Kate Hubbs from Barbourville hula hoop in the shade during SCATS Olympics Saturday, June 18. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
Jasmine Miles (left) of Walton and Lily-Kate Hubbs from Barbourville hula hoop in the shade during SCATS Olympics Saturday, June 18. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
Ezekiel Salama of Shelbyville competes in tug-of-war with fellow members of Team Canada during the SCATS Olympics Saturday, June 18. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
Ezekiel Salama of Shelbyville competes in tug of war with fellow members of Team Canada during the SCATS Olympics Saturday, June 18. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
Team Albania tugs their way to gold competing in tug-of-war during SCATS Olympics Saturday, June 18. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
Team Albania tugs their way to gold competing in tug of war during SCATS Olympics Saturday, June 18. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
SCATS Ccmpers play in the swimming pool inside the Raymond B. Preston Health & Activities Center at Western Kentucky University  Friday, June 17. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
SCATS Ccmpers play in the swimming pool inside the Raymond B. Preston Health & Activities Center at Western Kentucky University Friday, June 17. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
Teague Howell (from left) of Louisville, Blake Johnson from Madisonville, and Patrick Stiltner from Versailles play basketball in the Preston Center during the free time given to SCATS campers Friday, June 17. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
Teague Howell (from left) of Louisville, Blake Johnson from Madisonville, and Patrick Stiltner from Versailles play basketball in the Preston Center during the free time given to SCATS campers Friday, June 17. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
A conga line breaks out as campers exit stage after performing their randomly chosen plays during Paper Theatre Saturday, June 18. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
A conga line breaks out as campers exit stage after performing their randomly chosen plays during Paper Theatre Saturday, June 18. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
Riley Whittington (middle left) from Louisville cheers on her teammates on Team Atlantis during the tug-of-war competition at SCATS Olympics Saturday, June 18. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
Riley Whittington (middle left) from Louisville cheers on her teammates on Team Atlantis during the tug of war competition at SCATS Olympics Saturday, June 18. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
Journey Ford (left) of Tompkinsville and Audrey Thacker of Louisville act out a scene in their group's renditiong of "Jack and the Beanstalk: Opera Edition" during Paper Theatre Saturday, June 18. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
Journey Ford (left) of Tompkinsville and Audrey Thacker of Louisville act out a scene in their group’s renditiong of “Jack and the Beanstalk: Opera Edition” during Paper Theatre Saturday, June 18. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
Samuel Thompson of Lebanon, Kentucky, charges ahead of his teammates on Team Atlantis during dodgeball at SCATS Olympics Saturday, June 18. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
Samuel Thompson of Lebanon, Kentucky, charges ahead of his teammates on Team Atlantis during dodgeball at SCATS Olympics Saturday, June 18. (Photo by Tucker Allen Covey)
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