Monday, July 12, 2010

Color Olympics

I found some pictures on the website of the camp where my son is working as a counselor this summer. If I look carefully through the photos, I find my son in the center of things, rallying the kids, leading activities. Here is a pic that was posted this morning, after the famous Color Olympics. My son has been a part of this ritual since he was 11 and a camper himself. The kids are divided into different color teams, red, blue, green, black, yellow, and they compete in various contests—swimming, flag raising, archery, sailing, rowing, sand-castle building, foot races, cheer raising, you name it. My son is apparently one of the leaders of the green team this year.

That's my son at center, his head just visible,
with the kid on his shoulders holding the flag.


  1. It's so nice to see teenagers having 'good, clean' fun! As for him being a natural leader, given his parents, are you surprised? ;)

  2. I am glad we found this camp. Our son has made very good friends, and they all seem to love it there. When we drove him and another young lady, now in college, who he has known since his first summer there as a scrawny 11 year old, up to the camp this summer, as soon as we got to the gates, they both audibly exhaled with happiness. All the wordliness teenagers try to affect just fell away.