Intercamp Competition At Our Summer Camp In NHJuly 13, 2014
A Wrap Up Of The Annual Spirit Day Intercamp Competition At Our Summer Camp In NH
One of our units eagerly awaits the start of the Summer 2014 Spirit Day Intercamp Competition
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 85 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. Our boys waited eagerly for the other camp to arrive, excited by the prospect of playing with this very different teams. Over the course of the day our different units played them in a myriad of team sports, including Softball, Soccer, Kickball, Gaga, Dodge Ball, 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, Mia, Jacki and Courtney 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 three fantastic soccer games today (Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors) and in each our boys gave every ounce of determination that they had. Thankfully, the final scores reflected their efforts. I also saw campers of all ages play their hearts out on the basketball court, including in the Inter age group, where it appeared that some of the kids on the other team were old enough to have driver’s licenses and 401k accounts. I watched our Sophomores, Inters and Juniors all play terrific games of baseball, and in each our starting pitchers not only threw great, but did so with poise and presence.
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:
“Part of what made this such a great day was seeing so many girls challenge themselves in ways that they might not otherwise. Everyone played, and everyone played at full strength, even in sports that they don’t consider to be their best or favorite. Whether it was at Freshmen Newcomb, Inter Soccer, or the Juniper Watermelon Eating Contest at the end of the day, you would have been incredibly proud of the skills, cheering, and teamwork on display today”.
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!