Sometimes it all just works…
Today was another special day in The Realm- Final Four Day. Four teams – the Tigers, the Parrots, the Zebras and the Goldfish – spent the day battling for supremacy in a day filled with spirited competition from breakfast to dinner.
The Saxons and Scribes arranged the Dining Hall so that each team could sit together starting at breakfast. All four teams came to the Flag Pole dressed in their team colors. The energy was amazing and I loved how the new campers seemed to relish the moment. The Saxon and Scribe captains led their teams at pump ups and at team meetings, teaching them cheers and rallying their squads. In a way, the day provided a little glimpse of what Color War is all about.
The teams played hard all day and enjoyed everything from 4 Way Tug O War to relays at the waterfront to Soccer to 4-Square. We ended the day in the Barn as junior campers presented the murals they created and senior girls competed in a dance-off. The grand finale was a dance performed by the Saxons and Scribes, where they danced as separate teams and then all united together as a group at the end. When the scores were tallied,the Parrots took the day.
It was truly a rush walking around camp and seeing campers and staff alike completely engaged in the activities at hand. And that’s the beauty of camp. We bring a unique energy to everything that we do. It was even more special to watch our oldest campers, the Saxons and Scribes, emerge as true leaders after we have seen them grow up here in The Realm. I marvel at what energetic and responsible people these young adults have become and know that Robin Hood’s future is strong as we look forward to having these individuals on staff.
DC and I are so lucky to be here every day. It is amazing to watch both our campers and camp program evolve each year.