It’s a beautiful sunny day here at Manitou…perfect weather for Day 3 of World Games 2021! But before we move onto our events for today, I’ll give you a quick recap of yesterday!
We had cheering all day long, and I loved seeing all of our campers and staff getting into the spirit and culture of their countries.
In the morning we had our World Games Marathon, where all of the campers and staff from each team go on a run (or Fun Walk!) and gain points for their teams! It was a close battle–and there were some very fast runners–but Egypt took home the Marathon win for their team! And as if the morning wasn’t exciting enough, we then headed into one of my favourite lunches of the summer: Spirit Lunch! Both teams showed off their best cheers, their spirit, and their wildest ideas! Sometimes campers paint themselves in their team colours to show their commitment to their team! It was a very exciting lunch, and I couldn’t believe how creative our campers and staff are every year!
In the afternoon, there were some more activity blocks, where campers competed in various activities to take the points for their team, and then we headed into our second team dinner, hosted by Team Egypt. We walked through the Sphinx, into a tomb of mummies, and found ourselves in the deserts of Egypt. It was amazing to feel like we had been transported to another country, even though we were still in the Dining Hall. To end the day, we had Cabaret, an evening of performances where each team will show us their prepared dances, original songs, paintings, videos, and past World Games trivia skills! It’s a great way for teams to get pumped up, and I love seeing the creativity and imagination of both teams.
It’s a very close World Games right now, and there’s still lots of events left before we find out the winner!
I’m off to watch the relay and cheer our campers on! Until next time…
Manny the Moose