We are in full competition mode and loving every minute of. There is so much Olympic spirit in the air and each team is putting their heart and soul in every battle and every game. There are wins and losses, there are cheers and chants and above all there is a respect for the game and for each other. We congratulate those who have brought home a victory and support the teams that may have lost their games today. It is having respect for one another that makes these Olympics Games so magnificent.
Tonight was all about Apache Relay. Each team has 72 events to complete and the first team to finish will be crowned the winner of the Relay. The horn blew and the race began. Every member of each team is an integral part of the race. No matter if you are a Freshman or a CIT, your parts are equally important. This event emphasizes what a family we are here and brings us all together. The entire camp was utilized tonight from archery to arts and crafts. Campers were in their spot and ready to go when the baton was handed to them. Intensity, grit, determination are just a few words to describe the effort each team member displayed during the relay. Red Mexico was the first team in the race to finish, followed by Blue United Kingdom just a few minutes behind. The beauty displayed tonight wasn’t the first or second place teams hitting that baton on the flag pole as they crossed the finish line but was the entire camp chanting “Let’s Go Gold.” Gold was a bit behind but nobody gave up on them. The red team & the blue team joined the Gold team as they cheered and chanted until that last competitor rode up and banged his baton on the flagpole. Yes there was a winner for tonight’s Apache but the real winners were everyone in the game. We reveal the best parts of humanity here and it is celebrated.
After a full day of games, our Olympic athletes were glad to get to bed. They know that the battle continues tomorrow with more games and ends with Olympic Sing. There can only be one winner. Red Mexico, Blue United Kingdom and Gold Belgium are determined, focused and can feel the win within their reach. One more day of competition and the winner will be crowned but as we all know, It All Comes Down To Sing!!!!!