United Nations Day 2012 Recap
The hope of humanity singing, a hymn to a new world in birth.
United Nations on the march with flags unfurled,
Together fight for victory – a free new world.
Together fight for victory, A free new world.
song that has been a part of the North Star songbook for decades as part
of our celebration of United Nations Day. The day is made even more
special with many folks that travel to Wisconsin from around
the globe. This year we’re glad to have campers and staff from Australia, New
Zealand, England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Italy, Mexico and Slovakia.
Thursday began the action. Each day leading up to UN Day, we practiced one series of events and teams were responsible for coming up with a cheer for lunch announcements. We saw a lot of unique cheers and attempts to parody popular (and not so popular songs).
Saturday began 30 minutes early and after our opening ceremonies, the nations of Canada, France, Kazakhstan and Oman opened up competition. The day has four different series, two in the morning and two in the afternoon. We saw some great games in the morning, from great defense on Lou’s Diamond (softball) to great marksmanship in riflery. Our mid day scores saw very close competition, with the top three teams within five points of each other.
Our afternoon featured more great competition. The standings shifted around throughout the day and as the entire camp gathered at swim point for our final series, there was again only a nine point gap between 1st and 3rd places. 4th series is a great way to end the day, with the final event being our innertube relay. We have our staff advisers lead off the relay for their respective teams!
At the end of the day Oman came away in first, ahead of France by one point. As we say at camp, however, “it just doesn’t matter”. Lots of fun was had by all as another UN Day is in the books.