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Camp Woodland Olympics – Everybody Plays, Everybody Wins!

DSC08014The Camp Woodland Olympics was an amazing day of perseverance, sportsmanship, and teamwork.  This year’s theme -All We Can Be in 1-3 – was peeking around every corner during the Olympics!  The Teams were creatively named: Russian for Gold and Barbados Tornadoes.   Russian for Gold’s team colors were yellow and blue, and the Barbados Tornadoes were Purple and Black. The morning started off with Opening ceremonies – Oh yes, we have a torch that was lit for the entire Olympic games!  After the torch was lit, the girls scurried off to their events to compete in Track (woodland Road), Field (shoe tossing and jump roping are actual events!), and waterfront (yup, playak relay races really happened!). To finish the morning each team captain competed in a fun obstacle course sponsored by our Olympic Committee!DSC08016

In the afternoon, girls were selected to compete in individual events: Riding, gymnastics, tennis, riflery, and archery.  Lots of fun competition, but also lots of cheering on other girls and enjoying the Olympic festivities. To end the evening each team presented their flag, song, cheer, and skit at the closing campfire.  We were blown away by their creativity and inginuity! It made it very hard for our “guest judges” to pick a winner in each category. Glad that I was just a spectator:)

Dromroll Please…….The winner of  the Summer 2013 Olympics were  The Tornadoes!!   Good Job to everyone and way to show your camp and team spirit!

Special Thanks to our Olympic Committee!  They have been planning this day for weeks and it truly was one of the best olympics I have been part of!

Great day. Great fun. Great Camp.