- Created: Thursday, 06 July 2017 18:29
- Written by Julia White
Today at Eliteam we… started the day with a speedy morning run and stretch. After we got the blood flowing we fueled up with fresh fruit, eggs and pancakes (there was not a single pancake left behind). The rest of the morning was spent crushing agility and ropes courses, where the campers were able to push themselves, be competitive and MAKE IT COUNT! They challenged themselves on things called; the Vertical Playpen, the Burma Bridge, and the Berg Und Thal. After lunch, campers put on their disco dancing shoes to start prep for the Eliteam dance, and put their cooking skills to the test while making energy bites packed with antioxidants, fiber and healthy fats. 5:30pm marked both a staff favorite and dish duty headache...Taco Thursday. Following dinner, campers used their last bit of energy on games of wall ball, sleds, tires and dodgeball. After yoga and a quick notebook meeting, lights out!
Coaches Corner- Memorable Moments...
Coach Zack: When Micah completed the incline log, walked it backwards and finished it with the meat grinder— all while blindfolded. Also, Sonja was the first to finish the incline log backwards, with three jumping jacks and the meat grinder as well!
Coach Tasha: When Levi exclaimed “Look I can do yoga poses on the Burma Bridge!”... then went on to do a tree pose! Later in the day I laughed when campers taunted “Can’t touch this” as they avoided the distraction balls in the quick feet slalom course!
Coach Conor: When Campbell said “Oh my goodness my legs need lemonade, we should get some lemonade”.
Coach Devon: In the ropes course this morning when I heard Natalie say to Anna (when she was blindfolded) “don’t worry I’ll keep you safe”.
Coach Livy: When Micah proudly stated “ I finished the vertical playpen even though my pinkie is broken, I pulled the chicken and everything”. Also, later in the day when I asked Natalie “What was your favorite ropes course?” and she replied “everything”. Then I asked, “What was your favorite activity in general today?” ...and again she replied “Everything!”
Coach Doug: At the ropes course, overhearing Cade tell his partner Levi, "Just breathe and look up. The ground is not very interesting."
Coach Kelley: While on dish duty, Mark spontaneously declared, "Everything is awesome here!"
What was your favorite activity today and why?
Molly: My favorite activity was the Berg Und Thal because it helped me work on my agility and it was a competition — and I love competitions!
Mackenzie G: Obstacle course, because it was fun, fast and competitive!
Sofia: The rock wall, because it was something different, and new. It helped me with my balance and strength.
Lillian: I liked the Slalom course, because I like Slalom the best when I ski!
Maggie: I liked the obstacle course because if we finished under a minute we could give a coach five pushups. So it was fun trying to finish in under a minute.
Meredith: My favorite activity today was the slalom course because it was fun and challenging.
Kate L: My favorite activity today was the cooking because I love learning about nutrition to stay healthy!!
Kristina: The slalom course was my favorite because I learned to stay focused during different kinds of situations and distractions.
Madison: My favorite activity today was the obstacle course because there were very creative obstacles and it was challenging. Also I got to give a counselor five push ups.
Brielle: The cooking portion, because I got to learn about healthy foods and which kids of foods I should be eating.
Name one thing you learned today?
Molly: I did not know that Chia seeds were one of the worlds most nutritious foods!
Makenzie G.: I learned about the nutrition behind a lot of ingredients today!
Sofia: I learned of new ways to make regular food healthy for you.
Lillian: I learned that dark chocolate is better for you than milk chocolate.
Maggie: I learned one of the most nutritious foods on the planet is chia seeds.
Meredith: I learned that the chia seeds are some of the healthiest food in the world.
Kate L: Today I learned that chia seeds are some of the healthiest foods in the world!
Kristina: I learned how to pace myself correctly when I do the obstacle course.
Madison: Today, I learned that Chia seeds were the healthiest foods you can eat, and that pure dark chocolate helps ward of cancer.
Brielle: I learned about different types of Nutrients.
How did you “make it count” today?
Maggie: I pushed my limits and went on the Burma Bridge without falling even though I was shaking.
Meredith: I made it count on the obstacle course and during the hill exercises.
Kate L: I made it count this morning on the hill exercises. Especially when we did the backwards walking tuck and the slowest person won. I made it count even though my legs were burning, I went as slow as possible because I knew it would make me stronger!!
Kristina: I made it count when I did backwards tuck jumps up the hill.
Madison: I “made it count” by working my hardest throughout out the day.
Brielle: I tried my hardest on everything I did today!