Color War

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On the surface, the annual all-camp, two-team, all-out competition is similar to what other camps offer. But as you learn more about the CSL Color War, the more extraordinary it is.  Starting in 2007, this annual program has continually represented the most cutting edge competitions imaginable.  From smoking turkeys to 400 person water balloon wars to creating a massive art installation, Color War is the very essence of CSL and the very height of spirited competition.

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This all-camp, one day competition features a substantially themed program that overtakes the community.  All staff and campers are transformed to become professional wrestlers, stranded islanders, medieval knights, etc. competing across myriad of team, group, and individual competitions.  Teams feature campers and staff from all backgrounds who come together to achieve their common goal of the contextual supremacy.

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The very essence of village pride, Fight Song has quickly established itself as a centerpiece of the CSL Program. Each village works together through the July session to develop a performance for the ages, highlighting the uniqueness and superiority of each.  This program is the ultimate opportunity to develop skills in teamwork and comradery.  Even those campers without experience or passion in performing become entranced by the opportunity to represent their village on the biggest, most timeless stage CSL offers.


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 An opportunity for campers and staff to come together and celebrate both physical fitness and a theme. Just like a "Relay for Life" or a charity 5k race, the CSL Run's mission is to raise awareness, and give everyone in camp an opportunity to support a cause larger than themselves. The running track is divided into a short and long track to accommodate different skill levels.  The CSL Run is for people of all ages and abilities- we encourage everyone to make at least one trip around the track, and to take part in some of the alernative activities such as an obstacle course bounce house, and square dancing. 

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There are many opportunities for campers of different ages to interact at CSL. All of our younger village campers will have a big brother/sister from Tuscarora (entering 10th grade) and throughout the session there are many occasions when they interact during evening programs. There are also specific meals each week for when we have the big and little brother/sisters sit together.

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One of the oldest CSL traditions, each session is highlighted with a variety show open to all campers to perform skits, songs, dances, videos, magic, etc.  Bunks often work together on performances while staff also contribute their talents.  Campstock always ends with the oldest campers of each village performing their "graduation skit".


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