Water Wars

The opening girl’s event for the 2016 Tribal Games took place Friday afternoon with the 50th16swimboat11 annual MacCready Swim & Boat Carnival.

Although the competition was shortened due to storms, most of the events did take place.  Among those events were:  Doggie Paddle Relay… Noodle Race… Treading Water… Iroquois Canoe Swap Relay… Blind Sachem Row.

“It was lots of fun seeing all the kids work together as a team,” said Sophie B.

16swimboat13“I did the diving contest,” said Ruby, a Cayuga.   “Also, the relay.  We came in first in that one.”

Indeed, the Cayuga won that event, but finished third overall, behind the Seneca and the Mohawk. (see full results HERE)

Regardless of the placing, the carnival seemed to be a hit with all campers.  “It wasn’t really hard, 16swimboat01and it was lots of fun,” said Bridget.

“Very good; I liked kayaking.”  – Sarah M.

“I liked it!  I did OK in the swim, and it was cool doing the boat.”  – Beatrice

Camp MacCready director Melissa Livsey also praised the non-competing C.I.T. section for “showing great leadership.  They were always helpful – in the water, on the shore, swamping canoes – I really appreciate their efforts!”


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

Located in New York’s Adirondack Mountains

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