After a wet Friday, it was another gorgeous Saturday for the ELITEAM Olympics. A huge crowd of parents, family and friends were on hand to cheer on all the kids. Before the Olympics started, however, the campers were on clean-up patrol. They scrubbed, vacuumed, mopped, wiped, emptied trash cans and cleaned toilets! It was a great job by all, and I have to gloat as the boy’s dorm finished cleaning 5 minutes before the girl’s Dorm!
The Olympics began with a Team competition that involved Tire-Flipping and Sandbag hauling. The tire weighs about 100 pounds so three campers were on that detail while the others sprinted 30 yards carrying 25 pound sandbags. Then it was on to an agility course event before heading into the gym for the Berg Und Tal. This is a European piece of equipment that involves jumping from box to box. However, each of the 9 boxes is a different size and is cut at different angles. It is always a camp favorite!
Then it was over to the quick-feet Slalom for some gate bashing. There were some really fast runs, along with a couple of crashes, but the athletes were up quickly and they all finished. Nice job by Jay who did a flying face-planting, but rallied hard to get to the finish line! Then it was on to our last event, which is the Obstacle course in the ELITEAM woods. It’s an anaerobic nightmare of running, climbing, hopping, swinging, jumping and crawling. Of course, the kids love it!
We finished up the event with the ELITEAM Dance. The moves were crisp, the rhythm spot on, and the crowd went wild. Another great camp comes to an end.