Doug and Kelley's Eliteam Blog

EC2 Friday- Unlimited Awesome

What did you think of Sandpits today?
Sara: I think it was challenging but extremely fun! At the end my shoes were completely filled with sand, and I think at least half came from Doug putting it there.
Marion: It was hard but fun. it was hard because I fell into the sand.
Clara: It was fun, hard and sandy.
CC: It was AWESOME!
Alli: Challenging.
Alex: Awesome
Jack: It was awesome!
Will: Fun…unless you fall.
Joseph: Awesome, I really loved the Sandpits.
Ben M: I thought it was really awesome and fun.
Ian: Awesome.
Ben: Weary, tiring and exciting.
Cadish: Fun because it’s fun.

What advice would you give to people who are running the Sandpits for the very first time?
Sara: I would say take a good look at the course and go fast! If you fall down, get back up and try and do better next time. Also…practice, practice, practice!
Marion: Take small steps, but fast ones.
Clara: Don’t be afraid to go fast.
CC: Try and stay on the path.
Alli: Don’t fall of the ledge…
Alex: Don’t think about falling.
Jack: On turns chop your feet.
Will: You should lean into your turns.
Joseph: Don’t cut to the outside of your turns, cut to the inside.
Ben M: Be close to the gates and take a high line.
Ian: Go slow the first time and get a feel for the course.
Ben B: Don’t be afraid of the course or the steeples of the Sandpits.
Cadish: Try and try again.

What did you think of the Black Bean Brownies?
Sara: I think they tasted very similar to regular brownies, and I barely realized that they were healthy and I was getting all the nutrition I need!
Marion: They were different but GOOD.
Clara: Delicious
CC: Yummy
Alli: Great!
Alex: They were okay.
Jack: I thought they would be bad but they were good!
Will: I cannot even taste the black beans.
Joseph: Surprisingly good.
Ben M: I thought they were delicious and people should make them all the time.
Ian: Great.
Ben B: Good, they weren’t as bad as I expected.
Cadish: I think that they were very good.

ELITEAM is…
Sara: Amazing, awesome and the best camp ever!
Marion: Awesome.
Clara: Awesome.
CC: AWESOME!
Alli: The best camp ever!!!! :))
Alex: is unbelievable.
Jack: Awesome.
Will: Exhausting.
Joseph: Amazing.
Ben M: AMAZING!
Ian: AWESOME!
Ben B: Unlimited.
Cadish: Awesome.

COACHES CORNER

Jess: In reference to his cooking partner Henry, Cooper said, “I have the best stirrer I could ever ask for”
I loved watching Doug put coconut oil all over Kelley’s face as a moisturizer.
Doug asked the campers today during our nutrition talk “What does protein build?” and Aiden replied “CHARACTER!”

Lucy: I laughed at the Bungee station when Henry said to me “I pump irons that are thirty five pounds… I should be fine”.
I was inspired when coach Conor told the camper on the bungee that, “Sometimes you have to go backwards to go forwards.”

Tasha: My highlights of the day...
When Alli said, “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.”
I loved when Chloe creamed all the boys in the obstacle course.
When Henry said to his partner Cooper in the obstacle course “Cooper we are a great team because you are amazingly good!”
Excitement was at an all time high when the campers watched the counselors run the obstacle course.

Zack: Henry followed all his partners on the obstacle to cheer them on at each element!

Doug: I loved hearing Ben H tell me that “I was so sore I had to roll out of bed instead of sit up or use my legs” and Ben B. say that “Even the muscle that blinks my eye is sore”. Aiden chimed in by telling us “I have soreness on my soreness”
Also, loved it at dish duty when Logan said, “I would do the dishes a lot more if I had a sprayer like this at home!”


2018 Camp Dates

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

VERMONT-
World Cup 1: July 9-14

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

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

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