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Welcome to the 2020 Virtual Crew Olympics

This spring, NYC Outward Bound Schools hosted a Virtual Crew Olympics (VCO) to bring together Crews from across the network to maintain a sense of community and encourage some friendly competition among students during this time of physical distancing. Each middle and high school chose one Crew to represent them at Virtual Crew Olympics. Schools with both a middle and a high school had the option to have a Crew from each.

In May, Crews took part in the Olympic Trials. From June 3-12, the finalists competed in a series of five virtual challenges that required creativity, team-building and communication. On June 16, we celebrated the Closing Ceremonies, where our champions were recognized for their winning work!

Watch the Closing Ceremonies

Congratulations to our 2020 Medalists!

Gold Medal – Brooklyn Collaborative

Gold Medal – Channel View High School

Bronze Medal – Channel View Middle School

Individual Challenge Champions

Instagram Challenge

Gold: Brooklyn Collaborative (29 pts) – view Instagram
Silver: WHEELS (28 pts) – view Instagram
Bronze: Channel View High School (27 pts) – view Instagram

Crew Scattergories Challenge

Gold: MELS (24 pts)
Silver: Brooklyn Collaborative (23 pts)
Bronze: Channel View Middle School & WHEELS (tie-20 pts)

Spirit Movement Challenge

Gold: Channel View High School (40 pts)
Silver: Channel View Middle School (38 pts)
Bronze: Gaynor McCown & Brooklyn Collaborative (tie-32 pts)

Scavenger Hunt Bingo

Gold: Channel View Middle School (fastest bingo time- 2:01)
Silver: Brooklyn Collaborative (fastest full board time- 13:52)
Bronze: Channel View High School

Service Learning Challenge

Gold: Channel View High School (38 pts)
Silver: MELS (34.5 pts)
Bronze: Channel View Middle School (34 pts)

For Virtual Crew Olympics Liaisons

Have a Question? Don’t hesitate to reach out. 

Important Dates

Virtual Crew Olympics
June 3 – June 12

Submissions of Challenges Due By
June 12, 5 p.m.

Closing Ceremonies
June 16, 12 p.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Office Hours

NYC Outward Bound Schools will also hold “office hours” multiple times throughout Crew Olympics.

Google Meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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