Picture this: Critters, Prowlers, Timbers, Summits, CITs, and staff all load onto a caravan of buses ready to embark on our last Trip Day of the season. The entire camp was under the impression that they were heading to a local movie theater to enjoy some current films and delicious movie snacks. While all of this was true, what they didn’t expect was that when the movies came to a finish, a big secret reveal was in store for them. Just as the lights were about to go back on in the theaters, a mysterious film reel popped back up on the big screen. Campers quickly realized what was happening and were standing with their mouths hung wide open as a video recording of Mark, cloaked in a Darth Sidious robe, told everyone to be silent and sit back down. A Star Wars style introduction followed as the start of Color War 2017 was announced. Campers and staff listened carefully as instructions were given on how to return to camp. Everyone silently loaded the buses and headed back to Micah for the reveal of this year’s Color War Committee and Coaches.
Today was filled with wonderful competition and sportsmanship. After our annual tug-o-war to kick off Color War, units split up to compete in athletic endeavors. Several artists began work on the Bench Picassos and Team Plaques and lots of strategizing could be seen as teams prepared for upcoming events. After dinner, units participated in challenges including Critter Minute to Win It, Prowler Spelling Bee, Timber Ultimate Charades, and a Summit All-Star Basketball Game. All the campers put forth their best effort and we’re certain they’ll sleep well tonight, under the glow of the blue and gold lightsabers (formerly our flagpoles) on the front lawn here at camp!
Color War will continue until Saturday night, with a Shabbat Peace Treaty to break things up a bit in the middle. Please note a change in the mealtime schedule, if parents are planning to call their campers:
6pm – Shabbat Dinner (no phone calls)
9am Shabbat Buffet Breakfast (no phone calls)
6pm Cookout (no phone calls)
Sunday – resume regular meal and phone call schedule