plastic utensils unless they
wanted share the fork for the rest of our stay at the lodge.
had told all the students to bring music stands, but, as we have found to be
the case every year since, many had forgotten to bring one. Here is a picture that demonstrates one of
the many makeshift solutions we came up with.
It consisted of a box taped to a canopy pole stuck in the ground. The music was taped to another horizontal
canopy pole which was also taped to the box.
I have always been know for my scrapping ability that I inherited from
my Dad. I believe that became the preferred
music stand at the Pine Basin Lodge.
it came to skit night, I was not in agreement with Brian. He kept saying that we ought to have a skit
night/campfire program which sounded to me like a plan that was sure to ruin
Mountains & Strings. I had only ever
done skits in scouts and hated every minute of it. I eventually caved in as I often do, and so
began a wonderful tradition of Mountains & Strings skit nights. His idea of skits was considerably more
elevated than the scout skits. Since
then I have even starred in a few, but my favorite is when the students make up
their own skits that make fun of all the leaders. Overall, the skit night has become one of the
most important elements of our music camp.
the camp continued, there were more unforgettable events than I can remember. Time after time, we would realize we needed
something we didnít have, and we always found a way to get it or improvise. After it ended, we realized that what had
just happened was beyond any of us.
Somehow the train we