For the 2016 Turtle Cove Olympics, everybody at camp (both staff and volunteers) took the day off. The entire camp readied themselves for war and painted up for the competition. The camp was then split into 4 teams: Stars, Waves, Wind, and Leaves.
The competition got underway and teams set off with various games like javelin throw, long jump, wheelbarrow races, stick and stone (coral) distance, dizzy bat and Frisbee golf.
By the time the games stopped for lunch, Waves were ahead with Leaves in second place and Stars were followed by Wind. All teams were very close in points with Waves off to a decent lead.
The second half of the games commenced and the competition heated up. Stars overtook Waves with win after win in long jump, and stick and stone distance. Leaves were left splitting third place with Wind.
Two games remained: Frisbee golf and wheelbarrow races but Stars kept their winning streak going. Waves crashed, Leaves burned and Wind picked up heavily.
The 2016 Turtle Cove Olympics finished and the results came in: Stars came out on top, followed by Wind and Leaves tied for second. The low tides were out and, unfortunately, Waves went with them (they blamed it on their full stomachs).
As the Turtle Cove Olympics ended, volunteers and staff took a dip in the sea to relax after all the high intensity competition. A great day was had by all – we even have the photos to prove it!
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