Dear Vega Parents and Campers!
We will share our reflections and thoughts of the entire summer in the next post – to sum it up in a few words: Thank you, congratulations and we miss you already!
Even though camp just ended and the final recap video is still being edited, we are happy to share the Week 6 Recap Video. Week 6 was a true whirlwind of excitement and spirited competitions that had us on the edge of our seats.
Halloween Extravaganza: A Spooktacular Summer Celebration!
First up, we have to talk about the Halloween festivities that took place at Vega this summer. From the moment campers and staff ended activities, there was an enchanting atmosphere in the air as they eagerly put on their costumes and transformed into a wide array of characters – from various staff members to mythical creatures, and everything in between! Vega was adorned with festive decorations, creating an immersive Halloween wonderland.
The night was filled with laughter and shrieks of delight, spooky storytelling, fortunetelling, candy, and a thrilling haunted house and haunted trail adventure that had everyone wondering what was around each corner. It was incredible to witness campers and staff alike embracing the Halloween summer spirit with enthusiasm and creativity.
Marathon: A Test of Senior Camp Spirit and Stamina
Marathon, an annual senior camp competition, lived up to its reputation as a true test of spirit, teamwork, creativity, and determination. Seniors through Tamary came together to participate in this exhilarating event, pushing their limits as they tackled various challenges that required not only physical strength but also strategic thinking.
The Marathon showcased the essence of camp unity as campers worked side by side, motivating each other through the toughest moments of the Messy and Marathon Relays. The sense of accomplishment and connection that filled the air was truly inspiring as we listened to each team’s melodies in Sunset Circle, leaving a lasting impact on all who participated.
Olympic Relay: A Culmination of Teamwork and Passion
The Olympic Relay, a highlight of our summer Olympics, was an absolute masterpiece of teamwork and coordination. The generals gave their all as they sprinted, hurdled, and passed the baton in a race that symbolized unity, perseverance, and the unbreakable bond formed during the camp experience.
In this summer’s Olympics, the Green Team emerged as the victors over the White Team, though not without an impressive comeback from the latter. The White Team’s resilience and determination kept us all on the edge of our seats as they made a remarkable turnaround in the events leading up to the final Olympic Sing.
As we focus on and remember the events of Week 6, it’s clear that the magic of camp is more than just activities – it’s the relationships formed, the lessons learned, and those memories and bonds created that will stay with us forever. It is also a reminder of how time flows differently at camp!
We’re immensely proud of everyone’s sportsmanship, teamwork, and an unwavering commitment to making this summer truly special. Thank you to all our campers and staff for contributing to the vibrant tapestry of Vega 2023. As we move forward, we hope everyone from camp continues to embrace the spirit of unity, self-belief, gratitude, empathy, integrity and adventure.
Yours in camp spirit,
Kyle, Emily, and The Vega Team