With the legendary Sandpits, famed Jello Drop, the unveiling of the ELITEAM t-shirts and more of Andrew’s Crazy relays, Friday is a day of favorites!
Like Thursday, the morning started with the ropes course and agility workout. Over in the ropes course area, there was some tree-hugging going on. At 40 feet up, the nerves set in. Advice from first-timer Ethan? “Deep breathing is the key.” Chauncey, on the other hand, decided to kick it up a notch and go blindfolded. “Entertainment is more my style,” he said. I’m not sure if he was referring to us, or himself, but I think it worked for both.
A new culture emerged today at the Vertical Playpen. When (and if) you make it to the top, campers usually do a little dance. Often it’s the Macarena. Today, however, it was all about apples. Before heading up, the kids would put an apple in their pocket. If they made it to the top, they got to eat it. For many, an apple never tasted so good!
In the afternoon, we hit the sandpits and the kids loved it! After an inspection run, they took two training runs, increasing their intensity from 70% to 90%. After that, it was an ALL OUT race run. For a bunch of 9 and 10 year olds, they’re fast little suckers!
Highlights from the rest of the day included a very cool dip in Folgers Pond, the Jello Drop (most of which landed on the grass), and “Todd’s Chicken Walk” (I wish I had had a video.) “Tears of laughter” is all I can say about that one. All in all, a great day! And hey… it only rained 3 times.
We’ll see you all tomorrow at 10am. Believe it or not, it hasn’t rained on a Saturday morning during Eliteam for the past 18 years. Will our luck run out tomorrow?!