Burn That Rope
It was a glorious morning and a perfect day for more color war games and contests. Everyone was feeling the spirit with their faces painted and their hair sprayed with their team colors. Spirit and team pride runs deep here and everyone feels the excitement. There is nothing quite like Color War and it’s hard to explain but living it is dream like. The competition, the spirit and the fun makes this week the absolute BEST!
Boy’s side had their track meet today and girls side battled in the pool with their swim meet. The kids had so much fun as they relayed to their finish lines getting cheers praise for their hard work and effort. To sit back and watch the encouragement we all give one another here is life changing. There was a little girl who was lagging far behind in her event and she was getting discouraged.. Her teammates started to chant her and name and then within moments the kids and staff on the other team joined in and soon every single female in and around the the pool was chanting her name.. This little girl finished her event with a crowd cheering her on. She got out of the pool and was jumping up and down with excitement even though she lost her race, she won!
Tonight was a great event as we all headed to see the long-standing camp tradition of Rope Burning and Water Boiling. Counselors for both teams have been collecting wood and preparing for tonight. Their faces are painted with zinc to protect them from the burning fire that they have created and the entire camp, watches with great anticipation as to which team while burn the rope and boil the water first. It is a race to build the perfect fire and Gold Sci-Fi Fantasy’s fire went up first. They crowd went nuts but just 2 minutes later Red Medieval Madness’s fire was blazing. The lead went back and forth 7 times tonight. The tiniest shift in wood placement changed the direction of the fire. The crowd would go bananas each time their teams fire looked as if it was going to burn that rope. Reds rope burned first followed by Golds within minutes. Then it was Reds water that boiled over and just moments later Gold’s water boiled. It was an incredible Rope Burn and a perfect Color War Night. There are only 11 points that separate Red & Gold. It’s anyones War but we everyone knows, It ALL Comes Down To Sing!!!
Life is so Great at Camp Chen-A-Wanda!