FOR PURE SPECTACLE AND STRONG EMOTION, NOTHING BEATS COLOR WAR

TitleFOR PURE SPECTACLE AND STRONG EMOTION, NOTHING BEATS COLOR WAR
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsParis, L
JournalPhi Kappa Phi Forum
Volume91
Pagination19
ISBN Number1538-5914
KeywordsCamping, Camps, Physiological aspects, Students, Study and teaching, Swimming, United States, Universities and colleges
Abstract

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).