I look forward to an hour of quiet from 5:30-6:30am where I can enjoy my morning cup of coffee and plan for the day. However, at this camp, there is a particular room that loves to get up at 5:45am as they are sooooooo excited for the day and all the activities to come!
Today the older campers were in the Ropes Course and they were definitely pushing their limits, and the limits of the elements. The Vertical Playpen is a new 40+ foot high element and the campers were reaching goals on it we didn’t think were possible. What was especially gratifying for the staff was the amount of focus and breathing high up in the trees, and the amount of cheering and support from the teammates below.
After lunch, the energy level spiked considerably as the excited campers readied for the Vitamin Water Sandpit Slalom. The bus ride was intense as the return ELITEAMers attempted to explain to the new ELITEAMers what exactly the Sandpit SL is all about. Rather than try to explain it to you, just watch these three videos!
After the hot pits, it was off to the cool water for a little swimming. The water felt great and nearly all the sand was washed away from our knees, feet, arms and hair.
After dinner the rock wall was rocking again and the field was a flurry with Capture the Flag. Then we had a quick review of the dance before agility-relay-craziness. Coach Chad worked the kids hard. Legs and lungs were hurting from the workout, and our bellies hurting from all the laughing! It culminated with the big Jello Drop Competition that was fierce to the end.
Some thoughts from the girls…
“The leg routine looked silly, but it was really, really hard.”- Carly
“The agility obstacle was really awesome. It was hard to do and easy to mess up.”- Jasmine
“I’m sore all over, but in a good way.”- Ariana
“The key to Quick-Feet slalom is quick feet. I love it because it’s fast, and I love FAST.”- Sydney
“Never stop pushing your limits.” – Bessie
See you all tomorrow at 10am for the ELITEAM Olympics. Weather is going to be perfect.