Today looked a lot like yesterday… Ropes courses or mountain biking in the morning, then sled hockey or circuits and the hot/cold tub in the afternoon. However, at 3:30pm things really amped up. There was a Mikaela Shiffrin siting in the weight room, and at 4pm, the day turned exceedingly bright… NEON bright! The kids dressed up in their neon costumes, we had a photo shoot, chowed pasta, wrote our goal letters and immersed ourselves in Andrew’s Crazy World of Relays (highlighted by one of his infamous and best ever Chicken Walks). We finished the day with a rowdy Jello drop competition and fruity popsicle treats to end the night. Great day!!!
Since it’s our last night with the kids, I thought you might like to hear directly from them. Here’s what they had to say about Sufferfest, digging deep, learning, laughing and ELITEAM.
What did you think of Sufferest? How much did you suffer?
Wolfgang- It was awesome and painful. I suffered a lot and it felt good.
Stella- I loved it. It was so much fun. I learned to push hard.
Lizzy- Even though it was a struggle, I loved it! No pain, no gain.
Sam, Hayden & Lauren- FUN. We laughed the whole time. It made it harder.
Thomas- I suffered on a scale of 1-10, a 7.
Naomi- I was definitely a challenge but I liked it because it made me suffer and push myself by digging deep.
When you want to quit, how do you Dig Deep?
Sean- I breathe and I use a shovel.
Jimmy- Just push through it and it will all pay off in the end.
Stella- You fight until you have no energy left and when that happens, you try again.
Isabella- In my mind I say to myself, you can do it, come on you got this.
Lizzy- I Dig Deep by thinking how much this is going to help me later on.
Sam, Hayden & Lauren- Eventually it will be over, and you’ll have a six pack.
Luke- When you almost collapse in pain and you are suffering you have to dig deep.
What is one thing you learned about yourself this week?
Stella- I learned that I can push myself more than I usually do.
Lizzy- I need to expand my horizons with the activities that I do besides ski racing.
Ani- I can push my limits.
Emma- That I need to work on a lot of stuff like stretching more.
Luke- I learned that I can push myself and exceed new limits.
Jimmy- That I can do anything.
Naomi- I learned I can really push myself past my limits.
Funniest or favorite moment at camp so far…
Sean- Yoga was amazing.
Wolfgang- All of it.
Emma- Max on the morning run singing to Jessica.
Stella- When Samantha tried to draw a pretzel.
Luke- When Andrew’s voice kept getting higher in the cold tub.
Thomas- Seeing Marco lift a huge rock. It showed me that it takes a strong person to become a skier.
If you could send a message to your mom or dad right now, what would you say?
Wolfgang- I’m coming back next year.
Isabella- I would say that it is hard but fun.
Ani- I miss you! We are having so much fun.
Stella- I would tell them to get me back again next year.
Emma- I love you, but Elite team is a ton of fun and I wish the camp was weeks.
Thomas- I would say I am having so much fun. This camp has really pushed my limits.
Zander- I want to come back next year.
Naomi- Thank you so much for letting me come to this camp. I learned so much and I feel like I got a ton stronger. I really hope I can go to this camp next year!
Sean- Digging deep!
Stella- Where you learn to dig deep and push until you can’t move.
Isabella- Super fun!!
Sam, Hayden & Lauren- AMAZINGLY EPIC with some AWESOMENESS too!
Luke- Super fun, tiring and exciting.
Naomi- Awesome, challenging, fun, creative camp!
Ani- Epic training! So much fun!
Wolfgang- Digging deep, having fun, and learning.
Thomas- The best camp ever!!!