July 4th!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Fireworks, bomb bops, freedom tickets, ice cream sandwich eating competitions, Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA, George Washington, K-Kauai water park, the American flag, letters to troops, warball, and more! Happy Birthday America!

Yesterday was the 4th of July, and there is just nothing like the way K-Kountry celebrates the birth of this great nation! From the very onset of the morning you could feel just how special the day was; with firecrackers, fireworks, and bomb pops awaiting everyone as they awoke, you knew the day was starting off right! Whether it was the rush of sugar from the bomb pops before having breakfast, or the sense of national pride watching fireworks, there was undoubtedly something in the air that was electric!

The day was filled to the brim with fun, excitement, and sporadic U-S-A chants, and truly it could not have been any better! We had freedom time, which entailed opening up all of our water slides, pool activities, and more around kamp, each of the kampers had a chance to earn a freedom ticket for one free ride down the zipline. The opportunity to earn a freedom ticket came from watermelon seed spitting and ice cream eating competitions, the best tricks off the trapeze, diving off the pool diving boards, and more! 

The best part of the day came after the sun set, however, starting with the dance party that dinner became! Each song was more fun and patriotic than the one before, inducing a U-S-A chant at the close of each song, which in all honesty can not be done any justice in words! The looks on each and every face in the dining hall was nothing short of pure joy! 

To close the night out we invited K-1 and K-Kauai over to our lower fields to enjoy the great American classic that is 4th of July fireworks! There is something indescribable about listening to Ray Charles' version of America the Beautiful while watching the blues, purples, reds, greens, and whites of fireworks light up the night sky, something that brings a smile to my face just thinking of it all as I type this. Yesterday was a day that will be hard to ever forget, filled with incredible memory after incredible memory; a day that stands out amongst all others. So happy birthday America, we already can't wait till the next one!

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