Today at ELITEAM…
We suffered with huge smiles! Today was our “Sufferfest” workout… one of our toughest, but one of our best!
In the afternoon we hit the sandpits, which is always a crowd pleaser. After 3 training runs, it was Game-On! Everyone pushed it to the limit.
This evening was filled with more fun… shum-be poles, crazy relays and the jello drop competition. We ended the day by handing out the 2018 ELITEAM Camper t-shirt, which was designed by Jabes Gifford, one of our ELITEAM campers this week!
As you’ll see from the camper quotes below, we’ve had an outstanding week of tough challenges, pushing limits and huge fun!
(Sorry, we had to skip a few details in the daily report tonight. We lose the internet on campus at 10pm, which is actually great, because we want to go to bed too!)
See you tomorrow at 10am for the ELITEAM Olympics.
What was the best part of Sufferfest today and why?
Tinley S- The river because I got to get wet.
Mayson B- The people cheering on the sides and doing everything as a team.
Paul B- I think it was finishing it all because then you realize what you are capable of.
Chuck L- The pain because it makes you stronger.
Connor H- The river walk because the river was cold and I was hot so it felt very refreshing.
Alex K- I liked hill sprints!
Henry M- The riverwalk. Nature is exciting because you never know what could happen.
Henry R- The rock squats because I really felt strong at the time.
Alli B- Rock squats, they made my legs burn, but that felt good and now I feel much stronger.
What did you learn about yourself this week?
Annie- I learned that if I believe in myself I can do anything I put my mind to.
Harry W- That I can do a LOT if I want to, it’s just the negative and scared side of my mind holding me back.
Will S- I learned that pain is temporary and you just need to power through it. I crashed many times on the slalom, but I got back up.
Meredith M- That I can do more than I imagined if I push my limits and persevere.
Jack Sch- That I need to have confidence in myself. I had confidence and got my best slalom run today.
Kristina P- That I can do anything as long as I stay positive and push myself.
Ellie K- I learned that its important to talk to other people and not just your group.
Mayson B- That I’m strong, risky and powerful.
Maddie Z- That even if I am tired I am still able to push my limits.
Sophia S- I learned that if you just push yourself a little harder it feels so much better.
Jack So- I learned that I have another level of intensity and grit inside me.
Jabes G- I learned the importance of trusting myself to the very limit of my ability, even to failure, and even when it goes wrong, know that I can improve and get it next time.
Tommy W- I have good balance.
Aiden O- I learned that I am extremely fast when I push myself, and Eliteam brought out stuff in me I didn’t know I had.
Ben H- I learned that I am a lot better at things than I thought. I always thought I was slow but I proved myself wrong.
Chloe M- That I’m great! And that I can achieve anything I put my mind to.
Annie- The best part of my summer.
Liam V- ELITEAM is great!
Harry W- Eliteam is and was an eye opening experience. I learned so much about myself, like everything from doing 500 burpees to doing the vertical playpen even with my fear of heights. I hope to return!
Will S- Trying your best and doing one more.
Luke H- Fun, tiring and makes you sore.
Caitlin S- The best camp I have ever been to. It is super fun but also pushes my limits and makes me stronger and better.
Meredith M- The best week ever!
Carter S- A fun camp that will whip you into good shape while having a good time.
Shane C- Really hard but fun at the same time.
Jack Sch- AWESOME!!!!!!
Kristina P- Eliteam is AMAZING.
Ellie K- Eliteam is FUN!
Tinley S- Challenging and fun.
Mayson B- The best, hard, and intense camp that I have ever been to.
Tyler K- A really fun week of exercise and conditioning, not just work.
Paul B- Amazing, challenging, and crazy all at once.
Pippa W- Eliteam is being able to push your limits.
Maddie Z- Awesome and amazing.
Luke W- Gnarly.
Chuck L- A great experience.
Connor H- Hard but fun at the same time.
Alex K- Eliteam is a place where I can get stronger, fitter, faster, tougher.
Sophia S- Eliteam is SO MUCH FUN.
Anna S- My favorite camp ever!!
Brayden- Hard in a good way. The best camp ever!
Donatella D- Fun, challenging and full of laughs.
Henry M- An amazing camp that will boost confidence and athletic abilities that will make you better at what you do. Also Eliteam has exciting activities that are amazing.
Jack So- The best camp that I have ever been to. The food, activities, and staff are topnotch. The life lessons that are given are awesome.
Reilly K- Not only a camp, but also a lifestyle. Pushing limits and focusing on what you need to achieve should be an everyday thing!
Tommy W- A great workout.
Ben R- By far the best camp I’ve ever gone to.
Aiden O- An all around great experience and one of the best camps in the United States in my opinion.
Henry R- Hard but worth it.
Madelyn B- Such a fun camp! I am so sad to leave. Something that is really fun for me is making new friends that turn into your best friends by the end of the week.
Ben H- Eliteam is a place where Taco’s collide and dreams come true.
Alli B- Unforgettable and so much fun.
Sam L- TSFF in a nutshell. (TSFF=Tougher, Stronger Fitter, Faster)
Libby W- What I look forward to all year long!
Shealagh B- Extremely worth it because at first you are extremely tired and sore but now I feel very strong and much more fit than before.
Chloe M- An awesome and fun camp for learning and exercise.
Cate H- Challenging.
Abi M- Fun and challenging.
Lizzy C- The best camp ever and makes me strong.
Louie B- A great camp that pushes kids past their limits, and then some.
Jabes G- A community of athletes and friends who are really good at what they do, and love doing it. We’re crazy, fast, strong, and dedicated.