“To live fully, we must learn to use things and love people, and not love things and use people”.
Another exciting day on the shores of Sand Lake is drawing to a close as the boys are testing their creative skills in Wasserman Hall with New Chant and Cheer Night. Every year we try and find some new cheers and chants to help make the camp experience fresh and different. It’s amazing how the boys (and counsellors) always seem to come up with something new. They are busy doing that as I write. Indeed, I can hear them as I sit in the front office, even if their words are having to compete with the stiff breeze that is coming in off the lake.
In other news, Sun and Wind was tied up at two events each until this evening. After dinner we headed out to the old Capture the Flag course halfway between the ‘new’ soccer pitch and what has become known locally as Ingram’s Pitch, but which is, in reality, the old second tee of the golf course. But whatever we call it, it is where the grass is soft and very green, and it is the perfect place to play Capture the Flag. Sun won the opener, then the Wind tied it up at 1-1, so (as is common) we went down to the final game of three. In what was turning into a stalemate, suddenly burst into life as both flags started to move. The Sun managed to throw their flag over the line, only to see it dropped upon receipt. That meant it went all the way back. This opened the door for the Wind, but the Sun moved quickly to grab their flag once more from the original circle, and with lightning speed ran it back on a ‘smooth’, cross-field run without getting tagged. And that was it: 2-1 Sun, and 3-2 overall. There’s a lot more action to come tomorrow, with three more events. It’s exciting stuff, and could go either way at this point.
We’re halfway through the second week, and all is well, so safely rest.