Our last day of Color War started out with more games. All the campers played hard and were great competitors. It’s been a great 4 days of competition and today was no different. The weather was ideal and the mood was perfect. All the campers had great attitudes and an excitement to get out and play. Didnt matter if this was first Color War or 7th, everyone was pumped. This five day competition brought out the best of us but it all came down to Sing. The score was so close that heading into to tonight’s Sing competition, it was any one’s game.
Both Gold Star Wars and Red Harry Potter had phenomenal costumes and they were ready to sing their hearts out. They performed their Cheer, their March and their Alma Mater. Both teams were outstanding and the judges had a difficult decision to make. As the artists held up their teams banners and plaques, the campers went crazy with excitement. Both Star Wars and Harry Potters artwork were amazing and will be hanging in the Rec Hall for all to see for years to come. The artists bring it all together with their creative work that tells the story of what we were all apart of this week.
The campers were waiting to hear the announcement of who won this years Color War. They watched the judges dance around as they played musical chairs and one by one, they were eliminated. It came down to one red and one gold left in the game. The music stopped and the Red judge grabbed the last seat. The Rec Hall erupted with excitement from the Red Harry Potter team who won Color War 2022. The race was so close with the final scores being Red Harry Potter 3,752 & Gold Star Wars 3,662. Only 90 points separated the teams.
The celebration was intense and the energy inside Shields Hall could move mountains. There were hugs and high fives and cheers of accomplishment. There were tears of defeat but those faded fast when our camp family came back together as one. This night is a summer standout and brings up every emotion possible but in the end the feeling is being together and experiencing something that is bigger than us all. We went through this Color War as two separate teams, fought hard battles and gave it everything we got.
For five days our camp was divided and tonight we are again one. Back together for the end of a great summer. We made memories that we will never forget and have gone through experiences that will impact who we are. What we learned during Color War is profound and we will carry these lessons throughout our lives. Only a few short days left and not a moment to waste.
We are excited for late wake up tomorrow and are grateful for the extra sleep. We still have three more days full of fun, friends and Banquet. It’s not over yet!!!