Daily Dose of Doug-
Sufferfest was something special this year. First of all, it was raining which makes the suffering so much better. Although it is all about physical punishment, Sufferfest is about pushing through mental limits. My favorite moments came on the 10 hill sprints we did. There was intensity, rivalry and teamwork at the same time. You could read it in their faces that they wanted to push past boundaries. Yet each group cheered on the other and encouraged them. Every camper wanted to beat the coaches and counselors and win a free pass on the next sprint. It never happened, but motivation is motivation. We ended Sufferfest with the annual Riverwalk. This year each camper had a rubber ducky. To end the event they dropped them in the river and we had ourselves an old fashion Duck Race!
The week flew by. It seems like yesterday we were getting to know all the names and faces. Now we have all suffered and learned and sung together like family. See you tomorrow for the Olympics @ 10am. (9:30am for the optional RPC tour.)
MEMORABLE MOMENTS from the Staff-
– Everyone seemed really excited for Sufferfest today. The gym was filled with campers yelling ‘Suffer!’ before diving into 100 push-ups and burpees. Charlie N even brought some entertainment with a 360 in between each tuck jump!
– The river was cold and the weather was wet but that didn’t stop campers from supporting each other, by leaning on teammates on slippery rocks and cheering everyone on. But there were still plenty of drenched campers making the hike back to campus
– Adam powered through the suffering to complete Sufferfest in styles.
– My group had a blast on the river walk, splashing and laughing the whole way. Great job guys!
– Monkey on the gorilla… Coach Zach and camper Adam making their way down river.
– Sufferfest: “I can finish this… My legs aren’t sore anymore! They are numb.”- boy campers 14 year olds
– Singing “Who let the dog out” – the quest teams
CAMPER QUOTES- (Not many takers for the blog questions tonight!)
What was the best part of Sufferfest… and what was the toughest?
Phoebe – Best part: 100 tuck jumps. Toughest part: 100 pushups.
Sophie- Best was Box Jumps. Toughest part- Burpees.
What did you think of Sandpits today? What is the key to having a good run?
Phoebe- I LOVED the Sandpits! The key is having a tight line and a lot of speed.
Sophie- So fun. Being tight and focused.
Phoebe – Awesome!
Sophie- The Best. So fun. Super awesome.
Addie- Awesome! It’s the best camp ever.