SCA Corps members from all over the Northeast, including the programs in Hudson Valley, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Connecticut, headed out to the Adirondacks and joined our crew for a weekend of fun, getting to know each other, and friendly competition. Crews arrived intermittently Friday evening and intermingled with members from different corps, sharing stories and explaining the differences between their respective corps.
Saturday morning the crews headed out to a variety of hikes, swimming holes, ice cream stands, and tourist stops with the Adirondack members leading the way and showing the ropes. Saturday evening culminated in a talent show. Seems there's plenty of talent out there in the Eastern Corps! The night was topped off by a Lady Gaga karaoke and a dance party led by two of our very own.
After breakfast on Sunday, all friendly ties were temporarily severed as hearts pumped, fervor rose, and an air of intense competition settled over the William C Whitney Headquarters. The several year long tradition of the All Corps weekend ending in a relay-style competition for the coveted Horns continued this summer as the crews competed in events ranging from an egg drop, a tire relay, a spelling bee, and a tug-of-war. The competition was tight, the points were close until the last, but the SCA NY, Adirondack and Hudson Valley, crew pulled through at the last second to reach victory and bring the Horns back to where they started, where they belong.