Just a quick note here: I wrote this on Sunday and thought that I published it. Clearly not!
As I wrote about in yesterday's blog, this weekend our campers and counselors have been happily participating in something we like to call "Big Weekend". Last night we had had one of favorite special events of the entire summer: Rope Burning.
Friday, , just after Services and the showing of the weekly video wrap up, we brought everyone in the community to the tent. The kids weren't quite sure what was going on, though many of the older campers suspected that something was up. And they were right, for it was time for the Big Weekend Breakout.
As you might have noticed I didn't publish a blog this morning. That's because I had the pleasure of hanging out with the Kenwood Freshmen boys on their mountain climb and overnight camping trip. This photo below is an indication of the fun we all had together. It's hard to tell but this was them trying to dance to "Gangham Style".
On this 4th Saturday of the summer our brother-sister summer camps slept in. We like to let our campers and counselors recharge their batteries on the weekend, so everyone slept an hour late.
The end of Green and Gold, and Kenwood's Rope Burning special event
Tonight was the end of Green and Gold, the color war for our girls' camp. After one final day of sports our two teams spent the evening practicing the four songs that they would sing at tonight's final event called Song and Cheer. I was fortunate to have some time to watch both teams in their final practices. They both sounded confident and excited for tonight's big event. Take a look!
Rope Burning is an amazing special event at our summer camp
Today was Truce Day for Camp Kenwood's Color War. Our boys took a day off from this week's special event. Evergreen continued with day #3 of their Color War. Tonight was one of the favorite events of the entire summer: Rope Burning. While our younger campers watched and cheered our 15-year old Juniper girls took part in a race to see which team could build a fire tall and strong enough to burn a rope suspended 10 ft in the air. I shot and edited a video of tonight's event (actually, I used 5 different cameras so that I could get the proper angles for you to truly understand how awesome this amazing special event is). I hope that you enjoy it!
Another Amazing Special Event For Our Very Happy Campers
On this 4th Saturday of the summer Camp slept. Once reveille blew everyone was quickly out of the bunks, excited for the start of this amazing special event called Big Weekend. I loved seeing the creativity of our counselors, and how hard they work to make an event like this special for our kids. And I also loved how quickly our very happy campers campers threw themselves into this incredible weekend event.
Before breakfast the camp gathered for an assembly where Mia had the teams line up for the first time. Everyone was wearing the individual color t-shirt of their team (thank you to all parents who read this year's packing list and included the array that we had asked for!) and after a quick breakfast they moved out to the first activities of the day.
You may have noticed that I did not post a blog entry for yesterday. Sadly, after finishing a piece last night around 1:30am my beloved laptop let out a loud gasp (literally, it sounded almost human), splashed an array of colors across the screen, and then ceased to function anymore. My new one arrives tomorrow, and I am currently borrowing Scott's. Thankfully, my most recent time machine backup was earlier in the afternoon, so there was no real loss. It was more of an inconvenience...except for the photos and video that I shot yesterday that I wanted to share with you. I hope when my harddrive is fully transferred tomorrow that I am able to recover some of what I wanted to show you. In the meantime I'll try and highlight some of the incredible little moments of the last 48 hours.