How far can you spit a raisin? If you’re a Fox/Coyote girl and can spit one further than 20 ft, you’re the new record holder! How long can you stand on/roll the log without falling? If you’re a Wolf boy and can stay up there longer than 2:51, consider the record yours! Do you and a friend have mad frisbee throwing skills? If you’re both Wolf girls and can throw one back and forth more than 96 times, you’re going down in the Foley record books! Are you a Fox/Coyote boy? Is your friend a Fox/Coyote boy? If you answered YES to that and can run a three-legged race faster than 13.63 seconds, you’ll be a Foley record holder!
Obviously, these aren’t the ONLY records campers will be trying to break in 2013, but you’ll just have to wait until camp to hear about the others. Some of the records haven’t been beaten since the early 90s! A couple of the records campers will try to break this summer are currently being held by two returning staff members, Kylie Beltz and Mary Claire Costello. Maybe they can give you some tips on how to break the records!
Here is the exciting news: This summer, we’re adding some brand new, never been beaten before records. Will you be the first person to break one of these records? If you’re up to the challenge of rolling an orange across the Soccer Field with your nose you just might be! But wait! There’s even more exciting news: 2013 will be the first year we’re attempting large group records. There is even a rumor going around that we may attempt to break an actual Guinness World Record. I’m currently trying to find out if there’s any truth behind this rumor. Stay tuned for my findings.
Alas, if you had your heart set on beating the record for Lowest Limbo or Tennis “Ups,” it’s just not going to happen. This year Foley is retiring five records that are considered to be unbeatable. Congratulations to the following people who will forever hold the Foley record:
LONGEST TIME CONTINUOUSLY TREADING WATER
Junior Girls: Kerry Hennessey – 2 hours 27 minutes (2000)
Senior Girls: Lark Nierenberg & Krista Strobel – 2 hours 50 minutes (2002)
Junior Boys: Charlie Bussmann – 2 hours 14 minutes (1999)
Senior Boys: Tom Epstein – 2 hours 2 minutes (1999)
Junior Girls: Hayley Babcock – 12 inches (2001)
Senior Girls: Bridget Haymaker – 13.5 inches (2000)
Junior Boys: Adam Puldy – 11.5 inches (2002)
Senior Boys: Joey Freund – 16 inches (2001)
NUMBER OF TENNIS “UPS”
Junior Girls: Alissa Ryan – 5,288 (2001)
Senior Girls: Breen Hagerman – 10,010 (2002)
Junior Boys: James Shandorf – 10,379 (2000)
Senior Boys: Zander Coomes – 12, 850 (2000)
NUMBER OF HOPS ON ONE FOOT
Junior Girls: Mary Claire Costello – 15,326 (2001)
Senior Girls: Marinana Vera – 15,100 (1995)
Junior Boys: Jack Pigozzi – 21,233 (2000)
Senior Boys: Cody Kehl – 7,343 (2002)
LONGEST DISTANCE WALKED BALANCING A BOOK ON YOUR HEAD
Junior Girls: Maria Galland – 2 miles (2007)
Senior Girls: Mary Cushman – 2.98 miles (2005)
Junior Boys: Connor Failor – 4825 ft (2007)
Senior Boys: Will Lorentzen – 2.42 miles (2007)
What records will you attempt to break this summer? Do you have any suggestions for a World Record for Camp Foley to break? We’re all ears. If you’d like to know more about something that’s happening in 2013, give us a holler and it can be our next 2013 preview article! Get excited everyone 107 days until First Session, 121 days until Second Session, 136 days until Third Session, and 150 days until Fourth Session!