Greetings from the athletic department! We have had a great intercamp tournament schedule this summer with many of the usual boys activities that we both attended and hosted. We were lucky enough to win our own U13 flag football tourney beating our vaunted rivals West End twice! We conclude the boys schedule next Monday as we host a U12 soccer and softball game.
One thing I promised to do after my first three years in the Realm was bolster our girls’ sports. We have hosted basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball this summer as well as visiting Camp Wicosuta for the first time. I am happy and proud to report that we went undefeated at home this summer. A first in CRH history! What an accomplishment for our girls! I am also proud to report a marked increase in private sports instruction at camp led by our incredible tennis staff of 4 former and present college tennis players. A remarkable time in the Realm for sports. I am happy to be a part of it. I have already, believe it or not, started working on next years schedule with a surprise “Spirit Day” with a local camp.
Of course our final athletic push will begin soon with our annual Green and White competition. When will it break? My lips are sealed…
Sweet Dreams from the Realm.
Today was the first day of the second session and our newest campers participated in a host of activities. Most of our campers passed the swim test and began enjoying time at our waterfront. After passing the test they can start doing things like sailing, canoeing, waterskiing and boating. We also witnessed a great kickball clinic today where the youngest girls group – the scouts – learned the rules of kickball. Apparently you can’t have two people on first base at the same time – who knew? Our oldest girls group participated in a game of blind newcomb where they put towels over the net to block the sight of the opponent. It offered a new perspective on an old classic. The boys were busy today too – lots of softball, a little soccer, and a whole lot of ultimate frisbee.
In other news our Saxons and Scribes left at 7:30 this morning on a coach bus for Montreal, Canada. They were very excited as they pulled down the driveway – Bon Voyage! Today they will be touring the Basilica of Notre Dame, touring the Old Quarter, eating on the river and ending the night on the giant Ferris Wheel. Our Bards and Friars left today for western Massachusetts. Today they saw the Basketball Hall of of Fame and they will be heading to Six Flags amusement park tomorrow. Stay tuned for more updates…hope you all had a day too!
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Hello from Camp Robin Hood!
Firstly we’d like to thank you for stopping by our summer home this past weekend for an awesome parents visiting day.
It’s hard to believe we’ve officially hit the end of our first month at Robin Hood. Today was bittersweet as we watched several campers leave with happy smiles eager to return next summer. With the departure of those campers many more arrived. Those campers that got here today were greeted with large hugs from their group mates and the infectious energy that Camp Robin Hood welcomes all campers with.
Here at the Realm we are all getting very excited as Green and White approaches. The cheers in the dining hall are growing louder and louder and the anticipation is reaching its peak. Before it can begin our oldest groups are leaving on excursions to Boston and Canada for a great adventure and experience. Other groups will set out on excursion adventures as the week goes on.
Sweet Dreams from The Realm
Hi! My name is Henry Rodin. I am a Saxon and I’m currently in my 8th summer at camp. This summer, my group’s last as campers, has held many surprises and privileges not bestowed on previous Saxon groups, from frequent nights at Woody’s cottage watching Black Mirror with the Scribes to a fridge in our bunk to our impending trip to Canada for our excursion. These events, coupled with the added respect and freedom associated with Saxon year, have made this summer my favorites out of my right I’ve spent here so far.
Another reason I’ve enjoyed this summer so much is aiding four younger groups. Previous Saxons have aided in the afternoon; we, however, have been aiding in the mornings, giving us more time with our group mates. I’ve mainly aided for the youngest campers, and the bonds I’ve made with many kids have only added to the already high likelihood of my return as a staff member next summer. To help give kids an experience that I look back on so fondly is an opportunity I’m extremely grateful to have.
To that point, I’d say the main reason behind my love for camp would have to be the people. Sure, there might be magic in the trees, but their magic is lost without people to surround them. I’ve made lifelong friendships with people as young as 10 and as old as 75 here, and I wouldn’t trade them for anything. I hope to strengthen these bonds as well as forge new ones over the course of this summer and for many more to come.
Sweet Dreams from The Realm
Today was another exciting day in the realm. The Archer and Bow groups continued with their excursions while back at Camp, Robin Hood hosted our annual 13U flag football tournament. I am thrilled to announce that Camp Robin Hood came out victorious! In the first game against Indian Acres, Robin Hood jumped out to a 16-0 lead after two quick touchdowns. We ultimately beat them and after winning an exciting game against West End, on a game-winning touchdown, Robin Hood was officially in the championship game against West End. The final was a hard-fought but after a game-clinching two-point conversion by Noah Ratner, Robin Hood was victorious.
We battled some on and off rain today but we never let that get us down. Campers played field sports and are putting finishing touches on art project in preparation for Parents Visiting Day.
Tonight there were some exciting evening activities with the Scouts enjoying a slip and slide and a handful of groups playing a rousing game of camper hunt. Other groups were putting in some last minute dance practice in preparation for Friday nights performances. We hope you will all join us this weekend for Parents Visiting Day.
Sweet Dreams from The Realm