Today at ELITEAM…
We pushed our limits in the rain. Half the group was climbing in the trees all morning working on goal setting, visualization and jumping out of their comfort zones (literally!) in the high ropes course. Each camper attempted the Launching Pad, Cargo Net, Burma Bridge and Incline Log. Some campers had to face their fears high up in the trees, while other added a blindfold to intensify the challenge. The rain made it all the more challenging as the trees and wires were slippery. The other half of the group was working their quads, core, agility and coordination, which included a leg routine on the hill, the bergundtal, an agility obstacle, pogo-sticking and the quick feet SL.
After a lunch of grilled cheese to refuel, we started our rotations through three stations; cooking Ooey-Gooey Banana Chocolate chip muffins, an exciting dual obstacle, and a very challenging balance course with lots of uneven surfaces.
We finished off our afternoon with our first ever Square Dancing session that both the coaches and campers LOVED. Do-si-Do!!!
After dinner we finished off our day with a mini “Sufferfest”- 50 each of Burpees, Tuck Jumps, Push-ups, Russian Twists and Squats. Completely tuckered out, we ended with a yoga and relaxation session.
As a reward, we served their Ooey Gooey muffins to the campers right before bed. They were delicious!
Oh, and our challenge for today was “FITTER”, so we also threw in 12 minutes of planks!
The dorms were quiet at 9:03!
How did your Ooey Gooey Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins turn out? And what’s the key to making a great muffin?
Mimi M- Good. Adding a lot of chocolate chips.
Kait C- Following the directions.
Eliza D- Good. Adding chocolate chips.
Chelsea C- Good. The key is to measure right and put in all of the ingredients.
Maddie B- Great! I don’t usually like bananas but I like the muffins. The key is to mix the ingredients well.
How did today’s training help you become a better athlete?
Mimi M- By doing 10 min of planks.
Kait C- Pushing my limits.
Eliza D- Planks build up your core.
Chelsea C- It made me stronger.
Maddie B- They taught us about healthiness and balance as an athlete.
Gavin S- The slalom helped me become more responsive.
Timmy W- It gave me agility to get faster in football.
Alden B- By pushing my limits.
Cade B- By pogoing as balance so I don’t fall.
Dax M- Agility will help me run slalom gates.
Charlie L- Slalom, pogo sticking and obstacle built my legs.
Micah D- It helped me with agility. I now have quicker feet.
Lucas S- Legs get stronger from the Berg.
Caleb P- Agility because I now have quicker feet.
Charlie H-C- Fitter. It helps all your goals.
Robert C- Pogo sticking. Balance to keep you from falling.
Jacob M- Slalom helped me be a better slalom racer. Now I know the technique of hitting gates and turning.
What was your favorite activity today and why?
Mimi M- Slalom outside because I got it in 7.4 seconds.
Kait C- Pogo-sticking
Camille- Cooking because I love mixing.
Izzi- Baking, because it made me think.
Eliza D- Slalom because I lost my tooth.
Chelsea C- Baking and down stairs (balance course) because I like baking and down stairs was fun.
Maddie B- I liked the ropes course because it made me jump out of my comfort zone.
Gavin S- The slalom course, dodgeball.
Timmy W- All of them.
Alden B- Dodgeball because you throw balls and dodge balls.
Cade B- Pogo because it was a first experience.
Quinn S- Slalom. I really like slalom.
Dax M- All of them equally.
Charlie L- Slalom gates because I like slalom. Hitting them is fun.
Lucas S- Dodgeball was fun because you need patience in jail.
Caleb P- Dodgeball because I like pegging people.
Charlie H-C- Pogo stick. Helps your balance.
Robert C- All of them the same.
Jacob M- Everything was my favorite.