Spirit Day 2019July 14, 2019
Our summer camp in NH takes part in a lot of trips and tournaments. Over the course of our 7-week season we collectively are involved in more than 85 separate out of Camp events. We climb mountains and canoe on white water rapids. We visit beaches, waterfalls and caves. We play in tournaments for basketball, baseball, softball, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, dance, gymnastics, archery, street hockey and volleyball. We pack a whole lot of fun into each summer for our happy campers.
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 our overnight campers a chance to participate in more events, and more healthy competition, which are always important goals 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 and show off our camp’s cheers, 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. Over the course of the day our different units played them in a multitude of team sports, including softball, soccer, kickball, newcomb, bombardment, 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. This was true for all participants, and as always we were incredibly impressed by the sportsmanship of our friends at Camp Pierce Birchmont!