If this Color War had one message, it would be the blending of old traditions with new ones to create an experience unparalleled by any other!
We began the war right away by holding our traditional indoor games outdoors on our new basketball courts. The lights shone bright as we ran and cheered for blue and grey.
Yesterday, we played group games in the morning. In the afternoon, the Lower Camp played capture the flag and tug-of-war while the Upper Camp had a swim meet. The main event of the day; however, was the much anticipated PC basketball game.
The night of the PC basketball game is always filled with honor and pride as the PC girls are individually introduced at dinner and given their Chief Lehrer Upper Senior Basketball Game t-shirts. The PC’s see those who came before them wearing these shirts throughout their camping years and are excited to receive theirs. This year, instead of heading to the social hall for the game for evening activity, we made our way to the outdoor basketball courts once again. To officially begin the ritual of PC games on these courts, we had a special ceremony complete with fireworks and the national anthem. Then, the players were announced again to cheers of the entire camp. The grey team was victorious in an incredibly well-played game that truly honored the new tradition, with a score of 46-42. At the end of the game, the PC’s cut down the nets to keep pieces as a memento of the night.
While it did not seem as if the weather would cooperate with us this morning, we were able to play all of our morning games. The highlight was Senior soccer, which we introduced with a “world cup” style procession of the PC’s and Lower Sophmores, representing our oldest and youngest campers. In the afternoon, we had a spirited full-camp tug-of-war.
At this time, we are getting ready for our Senior volleyball games this evening and the war is incredibly close with only about 20 points separating Blue and Grey- and our main event, Color War Sing, is still to come tomorrow!