Two weeks in a row the thunderstorms rolled in on Wednesday afternoon, but they didn’t stop us from a full afternoon and evening of activities. I am in my room at 9:10 and the boys Dorm is quiet! I think they are tuckered out.
It’s always fun to watch the group dynamics during the first day. Inevitably, it starts out all about the individual, but they soon learn that they need each other to achieve success. They start holding hands for balance and talking to each other with ideas. Finally they start working as a team and reach their goals.
One team was able to put their group of nine through the Spider Web in an unbelievable 30 seconds. A different group tackled the tough Triangle Traverse without losing one team member. And the Sleds, “Pain & Agony” might have to be renamed “Weeny and Wimpy” from the beating they took by the campers.
When the storm hit, we scrambled into the gym for a huge game of Dodge Ball, which was intense. From there it was off to get settled in the dorms and then to a big spaghetti dinner.
After dinner there were some “Pole” games that required balance, strength, speed and even some contortion when executing Megan’s highly technical ELITEAM Pretzel move. Amazing how much fun an 8-foot plastic pole can be. And finally, we finished with some agility exercises and relay races. At one point we combined “high knees” with “butt-kicks” and what we got was something out of Cirque de Soleil.
We ended with some yoga and relaxation while lying on the slightly wet field as the sun set. Awesome.
Tomorrow is high ropes and leg routines followed by dancing, cooking and the obstacle.