For many of our campers and staff Olympix is the highlight of their year and it started today! For anyone who hasn’t heard of it before, Olympix is a 2 day all camp celebration that includes the Hird, Wawayanda, Mustang Village, and the Tokyo Partnership camp. All of the campers and staff are divided into 8 teams that are chosen based off of countries represented by our staff. The 8 countries this year are Canada, Jamaica, Uganda, Mexico, Colombia, Italy, Scotland, and India. Today was day 1 of Olympix. Everyone met their team coaches and cultural advisers this afternoon. They learned about the culture of the country they are representing as well as cheers and songs.

After dinner we began the Opening Ceremony. Everyone met at the Dining Hall. Each camper was given a team tshirt with custom designs created by our coaches in the Screen printing Studio. Each team came up to the front and performed the cheers and songs they learned earlier during the culture sharing.

Here are pictures from the day:

All our campers at dinner getting excited for Opening Ceremony

The teams giving out the custom tshirts

Team Mexico is ready!

The indoor torch with the banner for the host team, Japan

Let the games begin!

 

Tomorrow is a mix of field games, mental puzzles, and creativity so that all can get involved. Who will win the spirit prize? Tune in tomorrow to find out!

 

Morgan Theze

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Morgan Theze

Born in New York but raised in Ireland, Morgan has spent every summer he can remember flying back to the US to attend summer camps. Over the years that Morgan worked at a well-regarded private camp in Maine, he took on many roles including Cabin Counselor, Head of Rocks and Ropes, Program Director, and Operations Director. Morgan began working at Frost Valley as a program instructor in 2014, leading activities for our schools and weekend programs, before becoming our Director of Camp Henry Hird. Campers at Camp Henry Hird range in age from 13 to 16. Morgan loves working with this age group as he finds that this is the time of their life where they form into unique individuals and discover the values that they will hold with them for the rest of their lives.

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