Everyone matters in the Apache Relay. No matter if you are doing the elephant walk or diving to the bottom of the pool to pick up 8 spoons or are heading into the canteen for the infamous “unknown”, you count. It is a race that includes everyone. It was an outrageously fun morning and everyone loves Apache. The encouragement we all give each other during this crazy race is stupendous. It just doesn’t get better than this.
Before dinner each team holds psych speeches that will inspire and motivate their teams. Tonight’s speeches stood out as what this war is about. Each Captain and Lieutenant wore the shirt of their opposing team and shared qualities of their opponents that was outstanding and deserved recognition. The theme was, friends first, war second. One Lieutenant said he was in awe of the Lieutenant from the opposing team because she exhibited such a positive spirit, not when they were winning but when they were loosing. When we win it is easy but it’s when we loose, that our true character comes out. This is the meaning of true respect and why Color War is so spectacular and important. We will loose more than we win but it is how we loose that will ultimately define us as winners.
It was skit night tonight and it was hilarious. Each team brought us back to the 80’s and 90’s. They rocked and rolled and referenced everything from a few decades ago. It was insanely fun and outrageously funny. The campers in the skit were brilliant and showed that even though they were not around during that time; they fully understood what the 80’s and 90’s were all about.
As day four came to an end, Gold 90’s jumped ahead by 221 points with a score of:
Red 80’s – 2,479 points
Gold 90’s – 2,690 points
There are over 1,400 points still up for grabs with a full day of final games tomorrow and like we always say, IT ALL COMES DOWN TO SING!!!!