A week ago, our 12-year-old campers challenged our 13-year-old boys to a soccer match. The 13-year-olds accepted the match, but their opponents lightly. As the game was underway, the 13-year-old campers jumped to a 3-0 lead but the 12-year-old campers never gave up. The second half of the match was hard-fought, and the younger campers chipped away at the lead and eventually tied up the game and forced overtime. During overtime, a 12-year-old camper made an amazing goal to beat the older boys 4 goals to 3. Our older campers learned to never underestimate your opponents and to always try your hardest. When the boys walked off the field after the game, the older boys were no longer laughing about playing their younger counterparts. In a sign of great sportsmanship, the campers walked off the field arm in arm with one another.
• Today in Junior camp, many of our 11- and 12-year-olds are at Camp Androscoggin for a tennis tournament. There was a regularly scheduled day for the rest of Junior camp. Later this afternoon, a number of Juniors will be finishing their last rehearsal before tomorrow’s Junior Big Show.
• Today on the waterfront, some of our Senior campers are preparing to fly the spinnaker on the Hunter 170’s. In the learn to swim period, there were so many enthusiastic instructors and swimmers down on the water. Water skiing, sailing and wakeboarding have been in full swing since this morning. It’s been a great day on Long Lake and Camp Takajo.
• The Warriors tonight have movie night, which will take place in the MJG Playhouse. We will unveil our new speakers as we watch a movie on the blow up screen. The campers may even get to watch a little more of the Olympic games.
• This week over in Hobby Lane, the campers have been hard at work on many different projects. Bunk plaques are being made constantly down at woodworking, and needing to be painted at the Art Center. In ceramics, it has been the week of mugs, as campers learned how to form clay into mugs, and paint them until they are ready to be used.