Olympics Bring the Best Out Of Us

We are in full competition mode and loving every minute of it. There is so much Olympic spirit in the air and each team is putting their heart and soul in every battle. There are wins and losses, there are cheers and chants and above all there is a respect for the game. 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 impactful.

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 bring us all together. There were so many memorable moments from tonights Apache but one that stood out was Senior camper, Arielle Schrager who had to eat 2 cookies, chug a glass of milk followed by whistling Yankee Doodle Dandy. As Arielle started the event, her entire division surrounded her chanting her name and cheering her on. Arielle is on the Red Cameroon team but that didn’t matter to the girls who were on Blue and Gold because this moment was bigger than the games. It was girls supporting their friend and letting her know she’s got this. Arielle ate those cookies, chugged the milk and whistled quicker than any other camper we’ve seen tasked with this event. The place erupted as she completed it and the look on her face was priceless. At that moment, total support and encouragement gave her exactly what she needed. It was awesome to witness and a moment that we know will stay with Arielle forever. Olympics brings us together and brings the best out of us.

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. If you know Olympics, It always comes down to Sing!!