I was watching the Senior/Super boys softball game today vs. Equinuk and was struck by what I saw. It was a championship game and both teams played really hard and really well but beyond their talent on the field something grabbed my attention. Even as these boys were playing for a championship, there was an ease and joy and they were playing for the love of the sport. They were having fun and it was evident above all else. No pressure when our boys struck out. No harsh words when they missed the fly ball. No yelling at the umpire when they disagreed with a call. It was like watching a field full boys, on both teams just play to play the game. Nothing more nothing less. Chenny was leading until the very end, it was one tough inning that gave away the championship but after each team lined up to high five after one another, I heard one of our kids say, ” Hey guys, we’ve got the Chenny Shack this period and I think were making burgers, let’s go”. They all ran down the hill, still in their cleats and went from the field to the kitchen within minutes. I watched them as they sat around their tables, learning how to grill the perfect barbecue cheeseburger with smiles on their faces. The loss of the championship game they played just moments before didn’t stay with them. It was gone with the wind and they were off to other important moments, like making the most perfect cheeseburgers with their buddies. This is what it is all about!
“Winning Provides Happiness. Loosing Provides Wisdom” – John Wooden
Middy Girls Soccer – CAW 1 @ Starlight 5
Super Girls Soccer – CAW 2 vs. Tioga 0 – Chenny Wins Championship
Middy Boys Hockey – CAW 6 vs. Starlight 2 – Chenny Wins Champioship
Middy Boys Baseball – CAW 5 vs. Westmont 7
Middy Boys Gold Tennis – CAW 0 vs. Tioga 5
Senior Boys Tennis – CAW 0 vs. Tioga 5
Senior/Super Boys Soccer – CAW 3 vs. Tioga 1
Senior/Super Softball – CAW 4 vs. Equinuk 7
Tonight we were mesmerized with Brad Henderson’s ability to hypnotize some of our staff. He put our counselors in such a trance they did things on stage that made us belly laugh so hard. When you watch your counselor bark like a rabid dog or sing into their shoe or even perform a rockin’ dance front solo in front of the entire camp, your night is just awesome. The fun was off the charts and our kids had a ball watching a show with their counselors front and center. Just they took their final bow and the show was had ended, the theme from Jurassic Park started to play and th eHall went bananas. There wasn’t a camper or staff who wasn’t chanting 1..2..3…4..WE WANT COLOR WAR.. It was intense and it was loud and it was crystal clear that our camp is READY FOR WAR!!! As thew music hit its crescendo and everyone was getting louder, popped out from the curtain was a giant TREX and the cheers got louder, It was happening tonight but then out from costume came Brian Leahy who began dismissing each division without missing a beat. Disappointment blanketed the Hall and it wasn’t going to be tonight. The break is on everyones mind and the excitement is building. You can feel it in every corner of camp. SO they will have to wait until just the right time for our War to makes itself known. Just like Goldilocks and the three bears, it will be not too long but not too short and will happen when it’s just right.
Life is Great when we wait for Color War!!