Day Full of Olympic Games

We are in full competition mode and everyone is loving every minute of our Olympic games. There is so much spirit in the air and each team is putting their heart and soul into every battle. There are wins and losses, there are cheers and chants and above all there is a respect for the game. From steal the bacon to flag football games, the day was packed with such great competitions.  The kids just played their hearts out today and worked so hard for a common goal – to bring home points for their team. 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 75 events to complete and the first team to finish will be crowned the winner of the Relay. The horn blew and the race began and every single member counted tonight. No matter if you were being wrapped with toilet paper or having to leap frog from the lake to Arts & Crafts you matter. No matter how big the event was or how small, it was equally significant to being a part of this team event.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 the importance of doing your part to get to a greater goal. Events like Apache bring us together. I was watching a CIT girl carry a freshman boy on her back running from the Lodge to the New Court.  These two campers didn’t know one another before the race but they sure do now. This event brings us all closer to one another. It defines what a camp family looks and feels like.  It was a great night and one that we wont’t soon forget. Red Norway crossed the finish line first tonight with Blue Argentina not too far behind and Gold Australia bringing in 3rd place. It was exciting to be here and being a part of  Apache is like no other experience as we are all part of something bigger than ourselves. Just pure awesomeness.

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 Norway Blue Argentina and Gold Australia are all determined to bring home the Win but if you are familiar with Olympics, IT ALL COMES DOWN TO SING!!!

Chenny out.