There are many ways to split up 46 campers for the 7am morning run, but today I went with shirt color. No one has been late to morning run this week, so no push-ups have been handed out. And although the groups take off a bit slowly, they always arrive back at the dining hall warmed up, stretched out, and hungry. We encourage the kids to eat a lot since they’re burning a ton of calories here at camp, so it was no surprise when Shane explained to me that he had ALL FIVE breakfast options… french toast, a bagel, eggs, fruit and cereal. He topped off the tank with some chocolate milk!
For the morning session, the 10-11 year-olds headed out to the woods to conquer the Ropes Courses. I was belaying the Vertical Playpen and every single camper either achieved their goal OR SURPASSED IT! I saw a lot of dancing on top of the swinging log. Back on campus, the younger campers were in the Slalom Course smashing plastic. And after the agility routine in the gym, it was a game of Gladiator. Coach Molly was the victim of at least 5 camper throw-downs.
Friday means Sandpits and today’s pits were challenging. With a steady rain falling, the campers took their two practice runs, then put it all on the line for their race run. There were more crashes to day than ever. Taking top crashing honors were Ollie, Amelia, Evan and me. While following Lindsey with a camera I fell and took her out! Watch the video! In the end it was Evan and Lindsey who had the fastest times, but all were impressive in the tough conditions.
After cleaning up their bodies and their rooms, it was World Cup soccer with Spain led by Counselor Griffin, beating out Germany led by Counselor JT in the finals. Dinner was Pizza and then it was the highlight of the week – Andrew’s Crazy Relays. The entire camp definitely learned some coordination tactics tonight. I really can’t explain the craziness, so ask your children. All I can say is that they all can now literally walk like a chicken. Take a look!
Can’t wait to see all the parents and family members tomorrow at 10AM sharp for the ELITEAM Olympics. They run about 90 minutes and then we will end with a slideshow and refreshments at 11:30. Once again, the boys dorm is quiet at 9:04. Awesome.
(Note from Kelley- We’ll eventually put all camp photos in one album, but for now, I’ve had to break them into smaller groups. Plus, they’ll be lots more photos in the slideshow tomorrow, which will eventually get posted to the camp album as well. See you tomorrow! All is quiet in the girls dorm too. Love it!)