Gold Egypt Brings Home The GOLD!!!

After two and a half intense days of Olympic games, Gold Egypt brought home the victory. The morning was full of games and the Olympic spirit was strong. Everyone gave it all they had. No matter if it was a game of steal the bacon, kickball or basketball the intensity and desire to win was there. Each team fought a great battle to the very end.

After a full day of games and track meets, the scores were too close to call and in true Olympic spirit, IT ALL COMES DOWN TO SING. We loaded into Shields Hall tonight and each team presented their plaque and banner.  The artwork was spectacular and will forever be a part of Chen-A-Wanda Olympic history, as we proudly will display them for years to come. Each team presented a Cheer, an Alma Mater and a March for the judges.  The lyrics they wrote and sang, the meaning and the heart in which they were performed made everyone in the Shields Hall feel as if they were part of something special. All singing in unison, these words will never be forgotten and will leave an indelible mark on all of us. To be present for such a display of sportsmanship, honor and camp pride is quite humbling. It was the following phrase, written and sung by Red Cuba in their Alma Mater that so perfectly relayed the feelings we all felt today:

Olympics 2015, has split us into three – Without you by my side, I’m not who I want to be – After these days, we will be one camp – One team, united from Freshman to CIT’s – No matter what they say WE ARE ONE FAMILY!!!!

What made this summers’ Olympic games so special was to see the elation of each team member on Gold Egypt as they worked so hard over the past few days and reached their goals.  There were tears of joy for winning and there was heartache of defeat but in the end these three separate teams came back together as one camp family and showed respect for the games and honor for one another. We played fair, we played hard, we played with integrity and most importantly we had so much fun. With our Olympic games, there will always be a victorious team, but everyone in Shields Hall won tonight. That is what these games are all about. I’m so proud of our campers for the spirit they posses, the sportsmanship they showed and the heart they each have. We are so lucky to spend our summer with such incredible kids.

Now back to regular business with an awesome week ahead of us. So much to look forward to and we all deserve the late wake-up tomorrow.

Chenny out.