“Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd;
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack,
I don’t care if I never get back.
Let me root, root, root for the home team,
If they don’t win, it’s a shame.
For it’s one, two, three strikes, you’re out,
At the old ball game.”
With the World Series in progress, many baseball fans can be heard humming or singing this familiar tune. All of the campers at Camp Starlight find themselves singing it at least one time throughout the summer when the Binghamton Mets and Scranton Yankees become the home teams of Camp Starlight. Whether they are diehard baseball fans or those who simply love to indulge in stadium goodies like popcorn, peanuts, and hot dogs, there is nothing better for Camp Starlighters than walking to their seats while hearing the roar of the crowd, the excited voices of the sports commentators, and the crack of the ball hitting the bat under the bright stadium lights After a trip out of camp to see a game, our campers proudly sport souvenirs–baseball caps, team emblazoned pens or pencils with which to write home, and even sweet snacks with the team’s logo—with smiles on their faces! We cannot wait until the 2012 summer camp season to get back to the ball park.