Tomorrow we will begin our 2-day 71 event competition with Camp Kawaga, so we need to bring in the A team to help us sort it all out. So tonight on the podcast I have our Head of Competition Brett Weiss and camp veteran Jonah Weiss (who happen’s to be Brett’s older brother). We talk about the significance of the competition, all the events to look forward to over the next few days and what to expect from our awesome campers. Go Menominee, Beat Kawaga!
‘If you think training and practice sucks, try losing’
I’m writing this this morning after the latest counsellor game against our counterparts from Camp Kawaga. Last night it was softball under the lights in St Germain, but the result was the same. A W!! Yes folks, a win: 16-4. What a great way to end the three game series, and in the week we prep’ for the competition against the guys from Minocqua.
We started to formulate teams and get into some practices yesterday morning, and we will do the same today. Two rounds of practices should be enough; after all, it’s not as if the boys don’t know how to play the sports in which they will compete on Wednesday and Thursday. There will be 71 events, all of which will be worth 1 point each, so everyone has a part to play in bringing home the win. 36 is the magic number, and I believe everyone will be ready to do their best come game day.
We are big believers in competition here at CM. We understand that life is full of competition, be it at sports or in the workplace or in love. The boys need to learn how to deal with winning gracefully and losing magnanimously. There will be wins and losses throughout their lives, so best start learning how to deal with all that now. My primary concern is that they get involved with the competition and do their best on whatever team they find themselves. We try to get as many people involved as possible. For example: we are going F team deep on Junior basketball, so no-one can accuse us of not trying to get everyone in. And for me, it is important that we do get them all in. As I understand it, everyone who wants to be on a team, is on a team, and that is how it should be at camp.
So here we are, the day before the big competition, and all is well, so safely rest.
Goodnight/good day everybody