Aqua Competition

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Camp MacCready’s first Indian contest of the summer – The Great Indian Swim and Boat Carnival – was held on a perfect waterfront day Friday afternoon on Long Pond.

The princesses of the five Iroquois tribes took part in a variety of unique events designed to test their ability as swimmers, boaters and in teamwork.  Among the events were:

Blind Sachem Row Swap War Canoes Two Princesses Row
Rowboat Paddle Hands Fire stick Retrieval Playak 100-Yard Dash
Tribal Cheer Treading Water Diving Contest
Noodle Relay Doggie Paddle Hiawatha Relay

“It was very competitive but all the teams were cheering on the last ones to come in,” said Victoria, of the Tuscarora.

“I swam from one ladder to the other and got second place,” reported Sasha T, of the Seneca tribe.  “I think we got fourth overall.”

Actually, Sasha’s tribe did one better, finishing third behind the runner-up Tuscarora, and the 15SwimBoat21victorious Cayuga.  “I think we did pretty well,” voiced Cayuga Piper, prior to hearing the final results.  “I like how we work together as a team.”

New Cayuga Addie certainly enjoyed winning, along with the event as a whole.  “I had no favorite part; it was all good!”

Although the Onondaga finished fourth, one of their veteran princesses, Sydney, put the opening competition of Indian Games into proper perspective.  “Yes, I have a good feeling about our tribe.  I liked out team spirit and we had a lot of energy even when we weren’t sure what was going on!”

(See 2015 tribal results and rosters HERE)


Pok-O-MacCready Camps
1391 Reber Road, Willsboro, NY 12996

Located in New York’s Adirondack Mountains

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