Today at ELITEAM we…
Upped our game in the bed-making department. Today the boys had a 100% task completion with a grade of “A”. Way to go boys! However, the girls rose to the challenge yet again, with a 100% completion rate and an “A+”. Walk into any room, in any dorm, and it was an impressive sight. Definitely the best beds we’ve seen in 27 years of ELITEAM. A positive way to start the day… “the little things matter”.
Today we had our Adventure hike. Everyone packed a bag lunch, loaded a big yellow bus and off we went to Sugarbush Resort. There were 6 teams of hikers, and in addition to the hike, they all had 5 tasks to complete along the way… build a cairn, write a poem with 8 lines, get a picture of piggy-backs with a view, build a structure of some sort, and knock off 200 burpees. With lots of water breaks and fun along the way, everyone made it to the top!
We had a little siesta time after returning to campus, now the kids are out on the field playing in a soccer tournament. I can hear the screams, squeals, cheering, yells, hoots and hollers from across campus!
Tonight we’ll dial back the physical intensity for their tired little bodies, and instead crank up the fun factor with an epic game of Capture the Flag, followed by some relaxing and restorative yoga.
Today’s theme was “Stronger”- The staff selected Burpees. The kids chose a goal of 500. Yikes, I hope they can walk tomorrow!
Poem by Ali & Molly’s Group-
In ski racing our goal is to be faster
We train to become masters
We bust through the gates like an imperial blaster
We learn and grow from all of our disasters
To my teammates around I couldn’t be fonder
My coach tells me to be careful and watch that hole over yonder
When Doug says a mile, we willl always go longer
Our goal in life is always to be stronger
Poem by Morgan & Jake’s group-
Walking up sugarbush, that makes you tough
Even though the like was rough
Doing rock squats, that makes you stronger
When you want to quit, go a little longer
Eating healthy makes you fit
So you can be as explosive as a rocket ship
Running those hill sprints. That makes you fast
We train so hard we’ll never be last
Your top 3 moments on the hike and why?
Getting to the top, because I felt a sense of accomplishment.
Winning the structure competition because we worked hard on it.
Going down the chairlift, because it was so different.
When Molly played music.
Talking to Ginger.
Getting to the top because the view was amazing.
Riding the chairlift down was really fun.
Eating my delicious lunch.
Getting to the top.
Hiking in a 3 person group.
The breaks, because it was tiring.
Music because it was motivating.
Reaching the top because we were proud.
When I walked with Caroline because I was taking care of her and she was taking care of me.
Getting to the top because that was my goal.
The dancing and the poem.
Getting to the top because it was rewarding.
Downloading the chairlift because it was something that I haven’t experienced since last year.
Lunch because I was hungry and it was fun at the summit.
Lunch, nice view!
Water breaks, they were fun. I like Water!
Ride on the chairlift, it was fun and gave my legs a break.
Lunch, because the view was nice.
Water breaks because we were tired.
Ride on the chair because it gave my legs a break.
Getting to the top- rewarding.
Being first- also rewarding.
Lunch at the top- great view.
Beating Kyle to the top, because it was fun to show my dominance.
Riding down the lift because I’ve rarely done it.
Burpees because it was fun finishing it.
What did your group do well today?
Kate K- I think my group did really well working together to build our structure.
Catie- We did well cooperating and cheering others on.
Clara- My group made a really awesome teepee today.
Lily M- We made a great shelter.
Jackie- Cheering each other on.
Ford- We wrote the poem well because we won the competition.
Monty- We built a cool campfire at the summit.
Timmy- We made sure everyone had water.
Cal- Going fast.
Logan- We were first up the mountain.
Jackson- Making a poem.
Isak- Our group was good at keeping a good pace.