Victory isn’t defined by wins or losses. It is defined by effort. If you can truthfully say, ‘I did the best I could, I gave everything I had,’ then you’re a winner. Today our campers gave it everything they had. They put their heart and soul into each battle and gave it their all in every competition. The battles were fierce, they were fun and in the end it was the undeniable effort that made today such a standout day.

Watching a community come together and support one another regardless of the outcome is what makes Chen-A-Wanda Olympics so phenomenal. Tonight was the Apache Relay and everyone from our Freshmen campers to our CIT’s played an integral part.  Each individual makes up the team and everyone counts.  No matter if you had to walk up the slide, play leapfrog from the Lake to Arts and Crafts or bike ride to the finish line, the team depended on you. Tonight, Chen-A-Wanda history was made with all three teams finishing within minutes of each other.  Blue Israel crossed the finish line first tonight with Gold Ireland and Red India right behind.

When all is said and done, it’s not the shots that won the championship that you remember, but the friendships you made along the way.

Chenny out.