|Title||FOR PURE SPECTACLE AND STRONG EMOTION, NOTHING BEATS COLOR WAR|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Journal||Phi Kappa Phi Forum|
|Keywords||Camping, Camps, Physiological aspects, Students, Study and teaching, Swimming, United States, Universities and colleges|
Campers love feeling that they are part of a long tradition out of which not only their individual success but collective memory is forged. Because Color War has been enshrined as a culminating event, it has become central to campers' sense of the camp experience: first, hearing about Color War all summer, then following each team's score as the two sides contend for supremacy, and finally reminiscing about the experience afterwards (lately, on Facebook pages devoted to particular camps).