The DASH guys presenting their meal to camp in the Dining Hall, with Mitch (their staff mentor) in the center.
After dinner, the excitement wasn’t over yet - it was still Pokemon Day after all! From the Dining Hall, we dismissed straight into the PokeCounselor Hunt, where campers tried to “catch ‘em all”! Each counselor was a Pokemon hidden around camp, with their own custom Pokemon cards. Campers (trainers!) had to find and catch the PokeCounselors to earn points for their teams, all while trying to evade Team Rocket (our Men of STEEL!) who were roaming camp trying to steal PokeCounselor collections and pull campers flag belts! If someone from Team Rocket pulled a camper’s flag belt, it would be turned in for negative points towards that team. Finding PokeCounselor cards is how campers gained points back.
Each PokeCounselor card described their unique stats. “Legendary” PokeCounselors were worth more than “Rare” ones, and “Mythical” PokeCounselors could run when spotted! Mythical PokeCounselors were marked by gold flagging tape and a gold belt. To capture them, campers had to pull their flag belt. Campers who were up for an extra challenge could attempt to find David Echeverria, the only PokeCounselor with a “Shiny UltraRare” status! Even boys who had never watched or played pokemon before had a blast!