The snow from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics has long been melted and Rio 2016 is still two years away, but here at Camp Ockanickon and Matollionequay, we are getting ready for our own Summer Olympics.
The Saturday of two-week sessions at overnight camp is Special Events Day. On these days, regular programming is put on hold and replaced with a co-ed inter-camp contests that last the entire day. Both camps come together for a day of friendly competition, teamwork, and sportsmanship. The day concludes with a closing ceremony when the winning team is announced and an all camp barbeque is enjoyed by everyone at the Ockanickon Bowl.
Our 2014 Session Two special events day is Ocky-Matolly Olympics. Campers will compete in international games such as bocce ball and soccer (known as football by some of our international staff), as well as more traditional camp activities-basketball, swim races, water relays, and pillow polo.
Since the summer of 2013, our camp staff has kept the Olympic torch traveling around the globe. So far, our torch has made three stops in Scotland, two in Australia, one in Hawaii, and three in Philadelphia. A link to the video of the traveling torch is below. See if you can spot anyone you know! We will be posting more “Follow The Torch” posts leading up to our opening ceremony on July 5th, so keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates on where the torch will be next.
Of course, the only way to be a part of Ocky-Matolly Olympics is by being at camp during Session 2! If your family has not signed up yet, there’s still time to register. We hope to see you this summer as each team competes for the gold medal.