PIC Goes to the World Cup

By John Treadwell, age 13

It’s a rare occasion when Pine Island campers get to watch T.V.  But for two days in July a small group of campers got to go to Applebee’s in Waterville to watch World Cup games.

Saturday, July 7th started as a normal day at camp waiting in the activity line when Sumner asked to talk to me.  He told me that since I had listened faithfully to many World Cup games on the radio, I could go watch the semifinal game between France and Belgium.

Tense moments listening to the World Cup

Our group consisted of all the French boys and a few other faithful World Cup followers.  We also got to watch the finals on Sunday, July 15, when France and Croatia played.  All the French boys went crazy when France won the World Cup.  France had only won once before in 1998.  It was great to share this exciting victory with the French campers.  We were greeted by the cheers of the whole camp when we returned to the island after Sunday’s game.

World Cup fans are welcomed back to Pine Island

This article was first published in the 2018 edition of The Mid-Summer Pine Needle and most recently in the 2019 edition of The Pine Needle.