After two and a half intense days of Olympic games, Gold Belgium brought home the victory. Blue United Kingdom and Red Mexico were fierce competitors. The morning was full of games and the Olympic spirit was so strong. Everyone gave it all they had. No matter if it was a game of steal the bacon, kickball or basketball the intensity and desire to win was there. Each team fought a great battle to the very end.
It all comes down to SING!
We loaded into Shields Hall tonight and each team presented their Plaque, Banner and Songs. The artwork was spectacular and will forever be a part of Chen-A-Wanda Olympic history, as we proudly will display them for years to come. Each team presented a Cheer, March and Alma Mater. The lyrics they wrote and sang, the meaning and the heart in which they were performed made everyone in the Shields Hall feel as if they were part of something special. All singing in unison, these words will never be forgotten and will leave an indelible mark on all of us. To be present for such a display of sportsmanship, honor and camp pride is a feeling that stays with you forever.
What made this summers’ Olympic games so special was to see the elation of each team member on Gold Belgium as they worked so hard over the past few days and reached their goals. There were tears of joy for winning and there was heartache of defeat for the teams that didn’t win but in the end these three separate teams came back together as one camp family and showed respect for the games and honor for one another. We played fair, we played hard, we played with integrity and most importantly we had so much fun. With our Olympic games, there will always be a victorious team, but everyone in Shields Hall won tonight. After the winning team was announced, the energy inside the Hall was unreal. The spirit and elation could have literally moved a mountain. Your children experienced something insanely magical tonight which will be hard to explain to you at home but will forever be a part of who they are here at Chenny.
It will be hard to come down from our incredible night we all just experienced but tonight your children will sleep well. It’s late wake-up tomorrow and the kids couldn’t be happier. Olympics 2022 is in the books and boy was it a great one.
Life is so Great at Camp Chen-A-Wanda.