DAILY DOSE OF DOUG-
What a great group of young athletes! It was impressive tonight as we ran the kids through a ton of agility drills on the field. Whether it was trying to two-step through the poles or perform a high-knee butt-kick, they campers focused on the new maneuver and actually thought about how to do it. They were genuinely excited when they accomplished it and if they hit the poles or tripped, they willingly did the 5 push-ups required!
We talked a lot about our theme of Jumping out of your Comfort Zone which will include singing in front of the camp, climbing to 45 feet on the Vertical Playpen and finding the pain cave as you tuck jump backwards up a hill. So far the campers have not backed down as they completed their 125 Burpees by 6:30pm and most have done even more on their own!
ELITEAM kicked off with a bang today starting with the Pledge, quickly followed by 20 burpees apiece. Many campers were stoked to get their parents involved for a set of 10 burpees as well. Way to go Moms and Dads! After the campers got settled in their dorms, we broke them up into 5 groups for different stations: boxing, burpees, nitro, obstacle course, and box jumps. Coach Sarah and I were stationed at the box jump stations where campers were timed in intervals of 10, 20 and 30 seconds and competed to get as many jumps as possible in the time allotted. We ran a box jump relay around the Burg in teams of three, a girls team got the record of 45 seconds; girl power!
Campers arrived today with awesome energy and loved our nitro station in the woods. Eliteamers had to swing on a rope from a high box over to a platform, squeezing the whole team on the platform. Communication and teamwork was key! Ellie B noted the importance of upper body strength and Molly Y said quick feet and fast rope passes to teammates created fast times. We increased the challenge as campers swung water cups across some “lava” trying to fill a bucket. Grace Anne found getting low lined her up close to the cup for an easy water drop. Lots of laughs and a few wet campers added to the fun! Day 1 set the tone to jump out of comfort zones!
ELITEAM 100,000 Burpee Challenge for Positive Tracks-
Today’s Total= 6,250
Grand Total= 31,250
Every athlete cranked out 125 burpees today!
What was your favorite activity today and why?
Ellie B- The Nitro
Amelia- The Nitro because it was challenging and fun at the same time.
Tessie- Obstacle course. It was Awesome and I pushed my limit.
Grace Anne- Obstacle course because it was fun and challenging.
Riley- Obstacle course because it was fun to do fun obstacles.
Ellie C.- Nitro because it was challenging.
Ava- The obstacle course because there was more than 1 thing that you do.
Grace D- Nitro because it was difficult and really fun.
What was your most challenging moment, and how did you push through it?
Ellie B- Pushing the punching bag. I got through it by believing in myself.
Amelia- Doing all 60 burpees at one station and I just kept going.
Tessie- I found rope swing hard to stay on.
Grace Anne- Doing the 60 burpees by taking a deep breath and remember we are doing it for a cause.
Ellie C.- The boxes. I just kept going.
Ava- Doing 15 burpees at a time.
Grace D- The boxes, I pushed through it by concentrating very hard.
What made you laugh today?
Ellie B- Boxing
Grace Anne- Doing the boxing and the beans.
Ellie C.- BEN!
Grace D.- Ben
What do you think of Burpees?
Ellie B- Hard and fun.
Amelia- They are hard but they get easier after lots of them.
Tessie- Fun and challenging.
Grace Anne- They are fun, challenging and make you feel good.
Riley- I like them.
Ellie C.- Fun.
Ava- Fun, Hard, Fun.
Grace D- They were hard at first, then got easier.
If you could tell your mom one thing right now, what would it be?
Ellie B- Camp is fun!
Tessie- How fun camp is!
Grace Anne- I miss you but I’m having so much fun. I love you!
Riley- I miss you.
Ellie C.- I miss you but don’t pick me up on Saturday. 😉
Ava- I love Eliteam.
Grace D.- That I am having so much fun!