There may not be fireworks, but there's no short of fun, games, and American-flag-themed clothing at Shrine Mont's Fourth of July celebration. On July 4, camp had an all-camp Independence Day worship service complete with a song fest, followed by a cookout.
Independence Day Worship!
Independence Day Cook Out!
Independence Day Games!
After the cookout camp played The Cows and the Chickens (landlocked Sharks and Minnows), then had some “Independence Time”, when campers could choose to play floor hockey or on the playground or Frisbee, or to hangout at a campfire.
The Bishop's 5K
Staff V. World Ultimate Frisbee Game
An honored tradition of the Jubilee and Fourth of July celebration is the Staff v. World Frisbee game. Campers cheer on their counselors as they take on counselor alumni and, as the name of the game suggests, the rest of the world. Before the game, the players circled up, introduced themselves, and then the niceties were put on hold for an hour of hard-fought Frisbee. In the end, Staff claimed a victory for the second year in a row, propelled to their win by an arsenal of college athletes playing against an old, out-of-shape World team.
Recovered from the excitement of the frisbee game, later on Saturday, camps came down to the lower pavilion for a Hoss concert. Hoss is a band comprised of a semi-rotating cast of camp alumni and enthusiasts. They played and rock ensued.
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