It was an absolutely perfect day for an Apache Relay. This race includes every single player everyone matters in the Apache Relay. No matter if you are doing the elephant walk, diving to the bottom of the pool to pick up 8 spoons or heading into Shields Hall for the infamous “unknown”, you count. There are 56 events that make up the Apache and each one of them are essential to the integrity of the race. It is a 3-hour event that utilizes the entire camp and being a part of it is just plain insane fun. To run the Apache is like nothing you have ever done before and after you have done it, you can’t wait to dun it again. The race was close the whole way through with lead changes happening at every turn. You could hear the cheers from each team that took the lead but in the last few challenges Red Vampires crossed that finish line only to beat Gold Zombies by a mere 2 minutes 50 seconds. It was close and a race well run. Apache 2014 is in the books as one of the most exciting races ever run at CAW.
Before each breakfast and dinner during Color War the Captains and Lieutenants give psych speeches that will inspire and motivate their teams. A speech that stood out beyond the rest was what this war is all 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 will win but it is how we loose that will ultimately define us as winners. Our character is defined in the loss and how we embrace defeat.
It was skit night tonight and it was hilarious. Each team created creative and brilliant skits that told the story of their journey through Color War 2014. Gold Zombies got Zombified while Red Vampires told the story of Chen-A-Vania. Both were fantastic but the overall winner of skit night went to Red Vampires. Only 51 points separate both teams right now as Gold Zombies are in the lead. As we head into our last and final day of Color War there is nothing more true than when we all say…. IT ALL COMES DOWN TO SING!!!!