Doug and Kelley's Eliteam Blog

Rock Walk and Rubber Duckies

Note from Doug-
A great first day at WC1! After a pretty intense agility-name-game competition (Christian's group cheated and got busted), the entire camp split into five groups and hit the field for some fun and challenging team-building activities. Next all sat down to a big pasta meal to refuel for the evening session. During dinner, Coach Dan was walking around the Dining Hall trying to dole out brussels sprouts. They were a tough sell! Dan is now in charge of "all things green" in the kitchen. After dinner, we were outside running, jumping, skipping, shuffling and racing through the pole agility course and relays. We finished the day with a notebook and journal session before bed. They are now dreaming of ropes courses and leg routines, which happen tomorrow.


What activity did you like the best today and why?
Blake: Basketball, rubber ducky, fitlight and boxing because they were really fun.
Addie: Boxing and fitlight because they were hard but they were also fun.
Winter: I like the duck station because you were able to workout with your teammates and it was exciting trying to find them in order.
Molly: I really liked the duck station. I liked it because it was fun trying to find them blindfolded, with a guider. I also enjoyed it because it was exciting trying to find the duck with the right number.
Emily: The rock hike because it was challenging and we went into the woods.
Ava: Today I enjoyed the fitlight exercise because it was very fun!
Anna: My favorite activity was the fitlight because we got to run.
Mayson: Fitlight
Morgan: I liked the rubber duck activities. I liked it because it was really fun to try and find them blindfolded.
Peyton: The giant basketball, because it was fun and challenging.
Timothy: The activity which I liked most of all was probably the duck activity, because it allowed us to think about our surroundings.
Connor: The rock workout was by far the best. It was grueling and painful, but I felt the gain from the pain!
Jeffery: The Berg because I haven't been on it on a long time.
Kyle: Playing basketball because it was fun to strategize.
Owen: Pole agility because we had to trust ourselves to believe we can go through the poles without messing up.
Isak: The agility workout was my favorite because we did a lot of fun workouts and we did a really fun relay.

What was your most challenging moment, and how did you push through it?
Blake: The rock walk. The way I pushed through it was I just kept walking.
Addie: The rock workout, I got through it by taking it one squat at a time.
Winter: the most challenging moment at the rock walk was when I was walking up and down on the steep slick part. I pushed through it by digging deep and by keeping moving to the top.
Molly: My most challenging moment was during the Rock Walk. I pushed through it by digging deep and by steadily pushing myself.
Emily: The rock hike, and I knew that I was only getting closer to the top and that I could do it.
Ava: The most challenging part of today was the rock exercise. I pushed through it by thinking “if I drop this I have to do twenty five push-ups”
Anna: My most challenging moment was getting up the mountain with my rock so I just kept going and didn’t give up.
Mayson: My most challenging moment was holding up my rock up during the rock walk. I pushed through by saying to myself “I can’t give up. I have to be strong!”
Morgan: The rock hike was very challenging. I pushed through it by breathing steady and I kept going.
Peyton: The most challenging moment today was the rock walk. I pushed through it by thinking of the reward of being able to complete it.
Timothy: The most challenging moment was walking up the hill from the river with our rock because it was so heavy. I pushed through it be keeping on walking.
Connor: It was walking up the hill with my rock. My back was very sore and I wanted to give up but I persevered.
Jeffery: The poles and I pushed through it and took a rest in between.
Kyle: The rock climb because the ground was slippery.
Owen: The rock carrying. I had a rock that weighed like twenty pounds and I pushed through by digging deep.
Isak: The rock walk was very hard because the rock was very heavy, but I pushed through and ended it.

If you could tell your mom one thing right now, what would it be?
Addie: I love you an the fam and give my pony Simon a kiss for me because he’s an angel. I’m still happy about last weekend!
Blake: Tell Paco I say hi.
Winter: I would tell my mom that i’m having tons of fun and happy that i’m here.
Molly: I would tell my mom that I am having a lot of fun and am super happy that I am here!
Emily: I went up a slippery hill with a twelve pound rock.
Ava: Thank you so much for taking me here. I love and miss you <3 :)
Anna: Mom and Dad, thanks so much for bringing me here. I love you!
Mayson: I would tell her she would love all of these moves and that when I get home she will tell me to do all these exercises.
Morgan: I would tell my mom that I love her and I am having a good time.
Peyton: Sup?
Timothy: You know exactly what I’m thinking right now. Monday, July 11th.
Connor: Hi there…go to bed early so you aren’t tired. If you don’t you’ll feel it in the morning.
Jeffery: I’m fine go back to bed.
Kyle: I love you.
Owen: I am sore!
Isak: I really don’t miss you because I am having so much fun.

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