A Wrap Up Of The Annual Spirit Day Intercamp Competition At Our Summer Camp In NH
Some of our Evergreen Seniors excited to play in today's Spirit Day tournament
Our summer camp in NH takes part in a lot of trips and tournaments. Over the course of our 49-day season we collectively are involved in more than 80 separate out of Camp events. We pack a whole lot of fun into each summer.
As fun as the many tournament days can be, we also love the more traditional “intercamp” events. Intercamps allow the kids in each age group the opportunity to play multiple sports in one day, as opposed to focusing on just one. Intercamps give more campers a chance to participate in more events, which is always the goal here.
Because so many of our campers enjoy intercamps we schedule one early each summer season for the entire community and call it “Spirit Day”. Both sides of our camp spend the day playing sports and having fun with the campers from another community. We all eat lunch together, get to know one another, and in some cases see friends from home. It’s sort of like having a tremendously large play date that focuses on sports, teamwork and friendship. There’s a ton of cheering and camaraderie, and it always makes for a spectacular event.
Today our girls traveled to Camp Pierce Birchmont, and the Birchmont boys traveled to us. Wanting to get in as many sports as possible, our girls had breakfast before the boys so that they could get to the other camp as early as possible.
Our boys waited eagerly for the other camp to arrive, excited by the prospect of playing with these very different teams. Over the course of the day our different units played them in myriad of team sports, including Softball, Soccer, Kickball, Gaga, Newcomb, Volleyball, Tennis and Basketball. It was a great day for sports and sportsmanship, as both camps focused on playing well and having a great time. Every camper in Kenwood & Evergreen played in multiple games. It was fabulous to see our kids and coaches giving it their all, while always remaining good sports. We were incredibly impressed by the sportsmanship of our friends at Camp Birchmont.
Walshy, Scott, Bob and I spent our day with the boys, while Deena, Phyllis, and Jacki traveled to the other camp. In both locations we saw some fantastic games. With so many different games and matches it’s impossible to remember all of the scores and highlights of the day. I watched two fantastic soccer games today (Sophomores and Seniors), a kickball game (Freshmen), multiple tennis matches (all Inters, Juniors and Seniors) and a whole lot of basketball. I also saw what might have been the most intense game of Newcomb in Spirit Day history.
In each event our boys gave every ounce of determination that they had. Thankfully, the final scores mostly reflected their efforts, and we ended the day feeling really good about how we had played.
While I wasn’t there to see their games, Deena wants you to know that our girls played really hard across all ages. Here are her exact words:
"Everyone played multiple sports today and it was super friendly on both sides. So many girls were thrilled to see friends from home which only added to the fun of this event. Beyond the excitement of playing all of these sports, one of the best parts of the day seemed to be when it rained for about an hour. Our girls were invited into the other camp's hangout space and they got to play ping pong, baggo and foosball with each other, and then both camps got together for a Disney Trivia contest. During lunch we essentially had a Cheer Offs with each camp trading their favorite camp spirit cheers back and forth. It was just such a great day. Evergreen's sports skills were certainly on display today as we won more than the majority of the athletic events, but I really think a good time was had by all in both camps. What a wonderful tradition and I hope it continues for many years!"
We loved seeing everyone have so much fun today. We loved seeing so many great games, along with the teamwork and the sportsmanship. It’s incredible that in two short weeks all of our different age groups are now able to come together and play so many different sports so well.
Without question a great time was had by all!