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Calling all Legends and Warriors!

Embrace your camp spirit and join us to lead your team to greatness in the first-ever Virtual CLAW. This virtual event is inspired by our infamous 2-day color war. Make a team of up to 10 of your camp friends across the county, your neighborhood friends, or be a family team! Once your registration is complete, KSS counselors will bestow a Camp Legend on your team. Bring your best skills, talents, and spirit and your team just might be the first-ever Virtual CLAW Champion.

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What is CLAW?

Campers agree that CLAW is the most climactic part of summer camp. This year, as in every year, our legendary color war will bring together campers and counselors alike to participate in a variety of team challenges and activities. Each team will embrace the KSS camp magic with costumes, flags, and epic cheering to show the special spirit, sportsmanship, and camaraderie of our KSS camp community.

How does #VirtualCLAW2020 work?

This event is designed to be flexible! Choose to gather your team in person or virtually to complete four different challenges. All four challenges will be released on Friday, July 17th, and are due to KSS by July 24th at noon. Submit completed challenges all at once or one-by-one.

A photo or video recording of each challenge must be submitted to the KSS website for scoring. We recommend utilizing platforms like Zoom, YouTube or TikTok to record your challenges.

Make sure your team practices social distancing and local COVID-19 guidelines.

Unlimited Teams. Five Legends. One Community.

What do we need to participate?

Costumes and team spirit are at the center of the CLAW experience. Once you receive your legend assignment, start gathering fun items such as face/body paint, silly hats, and themed outfit pieces to show off just how much spirit your team has. Bonus points are awarded based on spirit. Your best thrift store finds will be a great source of inspiration.

Photo/video equipment

A photo or video recording of each challenge will be required to consider your challenge complete. If your team participates virtually, we recommend utilizing platforms like Zoom to connect with your team and record your challenges.

Upload your finished product to social media sites (YouTube, Facebook, Instagram or TikTok) and share the link with KSS via our media submission link. Photos or videos can be recorded on smartphones or using camera equipment.

Challenge Materials

Get creative with the things you already have around your home! There is no need to purchase any additional materials. Challenges can be completed with items you find around your house.

Leverage your backyard or a public park

One or more of the challenges will request that you and your teammates get outside to complete the challenge! Access to your backyard or a public space may be helpful.

How do we sign up?

Build your own team of up to 10 participants. Teams can be made up of your best camp friends around the country, your neighborhood crew, your family, etc. Each Team must register as a team via our registration link. The link will ask you to list the name and email address of each team member.


Registration is open through July 17th, 2020. Payment for your team will be required at the time of registration. The cost to participate is $25.00 per person or $250 for a full 10-person team. All funds raised will benefit the KSS Scholarship Fund.

Team Captain

Each team must select a Team Captain. Team Captains will be KSS’s main point of contact for the virtual competition. In the spirit of traditional CLAW, each team will be assigned one of the five Camp Legends to represent in Virtual CLAW by our KSS Counselors.

Your Team Captain will receive all event communications. After your team completes the registration process, your Team Captain will receive a follow-up email within 1-2 business days. This email will contain further pertinent information about the competition. On the day Virtual CLAW begins, an exclusive link will be shared with your Team Captain and to all CLAW participants with links to the challenge instructions, media submission link, and the scoreboard.

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All funds raised at Virtual CLAW will benefit the KSS Scholarship Fund

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The Red Pirates roam the waters of Lake Dillon searching for adventure. They eagerly answer the call to the CLAW games and bring an amazing passion for competition.

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The Green Zombies are fiercely loyal and they compete with their hearts. They work together to conquer any and every obstacle.

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The Blue Mermaids emerge from Lake Dillon once a year to compete in the annual CLAW games. They are known for their competitive spirit and famous battle cry.

How do we win CLAW?

Get your costumes and warrior spirit ready as you and your team compete in four different virtual challenges! All challenges will be judged by our KSS Counselors. Each challenge will be worth a predetermined amount of points that can be earned based on your team’s execution of the challenge, creativity, and teamwork. Earn bonus points by maximizing your team's spirit and costumes.

The number of points that can be earned will vary and will be announced in the instructions for each challenge. A running tally of scores for completed challenges and highlights from teams will be released daily on the KSS webpage.

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