Doug and Kelley's Eliteam Blog

It's the Struggle that makes you Strong...


Zack: My highlight from today occurred when a group of about 10 campers were chanting "let's go Helen let's go" as she does incline log in the Eliteam Woods

Christian: It was great to see Shamus pushing his limits as he made it to the wire on Burma bridge. He was too scared to go up the ladder but he ended up pushing himself and climbing all the way to the top of the wire.
The best quote of the day occurred during distraction training: Dan: "what's a distraction?" Camper: “Ooh look that's a pretty flower"

Livy: Watching camper Paul carried Coach Lucy up the hill piggyback style and drop her halfway up during our leg routine was hilarious!

Julia: I loved watching Russell chase Coach Livy with a HUGE moth today. We have now officially named Russell “Park Ranger Russell” for his love of bugs and animals! 

Morgan: My highlight today was seeing Jackson flawlessly bunny hopping across the incline log on one foot!

Jess: Today on the slalom, one group all had personal bests by saying that they were going to improve on the last 3 gates before they went! It all seemed to get them in the zone and they were pushing each other to all improve their times! 

Lucy: My favorite moment from today occurred when three campers (Russell, Matt, and Silas) all asked to do more days of dish duty because they loved it so much. Today we asked the campers what their best and worst parts of the obstacle course and Noi replied "I had no worsts.” Confidence is key at Eliteam. 


What was your favorite activity today and why?

Jackie- Making the black bean brownies. (I got to lick the brownie mix.)

Cate- I liked the obstacle course, it excited and entertained me!

Ava- I love the obstacle course because it was challenging and fun. I pushed myself to do my best.

Cate H- I like the Bungee because it was fun using the bungee, and it helped you to become strong at the same time.

Karolina- Ropes course because we got to do different courses. Baking black bean brownies because I like to bake.

Ella- My favorite part of today was making black bean brownies. I love baking and even more when they are good for you.

Kate D- Vertical Play Pen because it was a challenge.

Grace- Making Black Bean Brownies because I learned a lot of different good foods.

Tela- I liked the bungee because it helps you get stronger and it was fun.

Tyler- Slalom because I was doing good and each time I did it better.

Noi- Slalom because it involves skiing.

Will D- Vertical play pen because it was hard and fun.

Shamus- The SL course because I used my dad’s technique.

Turner- Ropes course because I got to challenge myself and I had to get over fear.

Describe your “struggle moment” today (mentally or physically).

Jackie- Doing some of the ropes course stations.

Cate- Going through the tunnel in the obstacle course. I was too tall and had to crawl through slowly.

Ava- My struggle moment was doing the high hurdles in the indoor obstacle course.

Cate H- My struggle moment was the dance because some moves are confusing and hard to learn. Another struggle moment was when I fell in the woods obstacle because when I fell I had to restart that obstacle and wasted time.

Ella- Today we had to do these jumps up the hill and it really burned.

Kate D- The dance because it was hard to do all the moves.

Grace- Walking across the big log.

Tela- My struggle moment was when we did the dance. It was embarrassing.

Tyler- The bungee running because you’d get pulled every time you had slack.

Noi- Slalom because it’s hard for me.

Will D- It was hard to get onto the wiggly ladder on the vertical play pen.

Shamus- I pushed my limits on the ropes course.

Turner- Telling myself to jump off a diving board (but nothing below it)

What did you learn from your “struggle moment”?

Jackie- When you breathe you feel more confident and calm.

Cate- That sometimes it is good to be tall other times it is not! J

Ava- I learned from my struggle moment that even if it looks hard you should still try it.


Ella- That what really hurts, is really good for you. J

Kate D- I can keep practicing.

Grace- Just do it.

Tela- Don’t worry. It is ok.

Tyler- Some things are harder than you think.

Noi- Slalom is hard for me.

Will D- If it push hard I can do lots of things.

Shamus- To try to go above your fears.

Turner- I have to face my fear.

2018 Camp Dates

ELITEAM Clinic: June 25-26
Lake Tahoe @ Sugar Bowl Academy
Ages: 11-14
Rate: $200

World Cup 1: July 9-14

World Cup 2: July 16-21
Waitsfield @ GMVS
Ages: 11-14
Rate: $1275

Europa Cup: July 25-28
Waitsfield @ GMVS
Ages: 8-11
Rate: $800

Girls Power Camp: August 1-4
Waitsfield @ GMVS
Ages: 11-14
Rate: $850