There was excitement throughout camp as everyone was psyched to get the first day of color war underway. There was a sea of painted faces, Red & Gold pom poms, crazy wigs and lots of tutus. The spirit was running high and everyone was ready to go. It was off to the lower soccer field for Tugs of War. The coolest part of tugs of war isn’t the win or loss; it’s the visible sign on each campers face as to how bad they want it. It is effort, it is dedication, it is hard work and it is being a part of something bigger than you. It is the essence of teamwork.
It was a great day full of Color War battle playing softball, newcomb, flag football, BBG, basketball, soccer, baseball, GaGa & steal the bacon. There is a lot on the line and every game matters. From our Rookies to our GC’s, you play a part in every single point for your team. There is so much team spirit and support here. It’s all about sportsmanship, effort, heart and soul. What you put into these games, you get out tenfold.
It was Contest Night and it was electric. Lower camp raced their games inside Shields Hall as they had balloon races, tunnel crawls, potato sack races and so much more. The fun was off the charts and even if you weren’t racing, you were dancing, jumping around and just in the spirit of Color War. While upper camp raced outside on Shields Hall basketball court with their fun and outrageous races of hippity hop, flying turtles, wheel barrels and sack racing. The music was bumpin’ and the campers were so spirited that we just couldn’t help but have the biggest dance party ever. Even though we are in a battle, Red and Gold together were dancing & singing because that is exactly what we do here. It felt like a huge party that we didn’t want to end. The good vibes were all around and everyone was in the absolute best mood tonight. A night we wont forget and one we will forever try and replicate.
Both teams have proven how badly they want to win Color War and it’s only the first day. From intense psych speeches to all day chants and cheers, both Red & Gold are bringing everything they have to this Color War. This is looking to be one epic battle!
Even though we have just began Color War, camp is coming to an end and we are only one week away from our last day here and we plan to make every moment count. The energy in this place is off the hook. We hope the pictures and videos can truly translate what is happening inside our gates. It feels great to be a part of something so AWESOME.
We battle on tomorrow!