The day belonged to color war games and we were all outside playing all day long. There were basketball games, softball, volleyball, BBG & soccer bouts being played all day long. Campers were pushing themselves and so committed to their teams. They laid it all on the fields and courts. You have to see an intense wiffle ball game of girls wearing tutus and face paint. Red Cowboys & Gold Indians where everywhere today. It is the best part of Color War that we can play hard and continue to have the most amazing time with a sense of spirit that is infectious. You can’t watch any one of these games without watching everyone on the sidelines cheer on their team with undeniable support and camp spirit. It is the essence of what these games are about. Play hard, cheer harder and have the best time of your life!!! After every goal there is a high five, after each basket there is a “way to go” and even after an intense game of BBG, there is a giant group hug. It is awesome to watch our kids truly enjoy themselves and embrace their last week of camp.
The scores were read at dinner and the entire camp gasped as they were read. Red Cowboys had earned 1610 and the Gold Indians had secured 1609. Only 1 point had separated these two battling teams. It has been an incredible Color War so far as we headed into rope burning with a mere one point difference.
The night belonged to rope burning. We all watched with great anticipation as Gary Shields counted down and rope burning/water boiling officially began. Gold Indians got off to an early start with a Camp Chen-A-Wanda record breaker – the girls started their fire and boiled their water in 8min and 41 seconds. This has never is the history of Camp Chen-A-Wanda happened and it happened tonight. Within minutes of the Gold teams water boiling, the Gold Team boys had started their fire and it was taking shape. Their fire grew fast and furious and their rope burned quickly. All of the gold team jumped up with excitement and elation and they took all the points in tonights competition. Red Cowboys didn’t slow down or quit. You never quit, you dig down deep and finish what you start. They worked as a team and built a fire tonight and they too burned their rope. It was a celebration for everyone tonight regardless of the outcome. There is more Color War to get to tomorrow with the track and swim meets. Will be another incredible day of Chenny fun. These unforgettable moments we share with our summer family create a world that is hard to explain but incredible to experience.
Life is so great at Camp Chen-A-Wanda.