In keeping with the theme of beating the heat, today’s planned recreation was a game of Nukem with water balloons. To explain the rules of Nukem (I’m connecting with my inner child to describe this game.), it’s like volleyball, the server starts behind the line. But, instead of serving the ball over the net, the server has to throw the ball…er, water balloon, over the net. If you fail to catch the water balloon or it bursts on or near you, you were out of this round. But you got wet, so in the end, you really won.
We played a few rounds, girls versus guys, in which the girls won two out of three and counselors versus campers, which split their two games. After that, a massive water balloon fight took place…naturally. Teams were set on the fly, alliances were born, opponents were realized and the battle lines were drawn. I’ll be sure to keep you posted throughout the week if any battles start up throughout the week.
James spoke tonight about sacrifice, using the clip from LOTR: ROTK (that’s Lord of the Ring: Return of the King for those who aren’t fans of the series) where Aragon led the charge against the bad guys (okay…I don’t really know that much about the trilogy) to distract that big eye on top of the mountain from Frodo who was on his way up said mountain to drop the ring. He said we all make mistakes and we all must sacrifice to prevent us from falling into sin repeatedly.
We’re on our way to snack and a night game as Scott Rambo has just asked for us all to head over to the Dining Hall. Good night.