Topics: jell-o wrestling
When I'm giving tours during the summer one of the most common questions that I get asked is so what do you do at camp when it rains? At a lot of other camps they watch movies or sit in their bunks and wait for the clouds to pass. Not at K&E. This is one of those questions we LOVE to answer because we do amazing things, and whenever possible, we play outside in the rain!
Daily summer camp activities are great. They help you become a better artist or athlete or swimmer, and are often lots of fun. But at our overnight camp in NH we also get to do wild, crazy, ridiculously fun things that you just can't do anywhere. Things like this:
It's an age old question: what IS more fun than our camp's special event of wrestling in 1,200 lbs of Jell-O? The answer is nothing, but I'll get back to that later. It was another hot and sunny day here at our summer camp in NH, and we had about 1,000 different activities, tournaments and adventures going on.
I started my morning at this Evergreen Junior Soccer period. A number of these girls play on competitive teams at home, but just as many do not. Their coach had them involved in this great drill where groups of 3 had to pass the ball from one end of the field to the other, and then try to score on her (the coach was in goal). Some of the teams completed the task quickly, while others struggled to maintain control of the ball, or shoot cleanly on goal. What did our girls who had finished first do with that free time? They stood to the side and cheered on their friends. Relentlessly. And when each group had completed the task, they took a break (not for water or rest) but to do a silly dance. How often in life do you see a group of 12-year old girls behave so supportively, while not worrying about their place in some social hierarchy?