A DAILY DOSE OF DOUG…
It’s good to be back at ELITEAM surrounded by energy, honesty and young people ready to push their limits. I happened to be at the Burpee Station during the afternoon rotation of activities. After talking about how our Burpees were doing double duty, both for our own bodies and for others benefitting from our Positive Tracks Challenge, we hammered out 60 in 12 minutes. To make the Burpees go faster instead of counting them we would pick a theme and take turns yelling out an object that fit the theme. The themes consisted of Fruits, Colors, Shapes, Foods, countries, and places we’d like to visit. This was the first time I have heard athletes scream the words Magenta, Papaya, Indonesia, Dodecahedron, and Blurple while pushing their limits! Best quote I heard as we wrote in our Journals tonight, “Wow we did a lot and today was only a half day!!!”
We’re off to a hot start here at ELITEAM! The kids were split up into five orientation groups after registration. I had the pleasure of helping the kids learn the obstacle course in the woods with Coach Dan. They were eager to learn and run the course. Almost all said, “Can we do it again?!” Highlight of the course was the kids pushing a punching bag up a hill. Most did it in teams of two, while Russell the Muscle was able to do it all along. We’re off to dinner now and an evening of fun and pushing limits.
The first day of camp was filled with smiling faces, name games, and stations. Along with Coach Christian, I lead the boxing station. At our station each camper was challenged to learn the proper stance and position to box. In addition to boxing we had the campers do a teamwork activity with a partner. We asked them to fill small boxes with beans and stack them while wearing their boxing gloves- not as easy at it sounds! The campers impressed us by managing to accomplish this challenge better than Christian and myself! I was impressed with the attitudes of all the campers today and am looking forward to seeing them dig deep over the next few days!
Nitro, Obstacle, Boxing, Beans, Box Jumps, Balloons, Burpees, Dowels, Poles, Agility, Jumps & Relays… it will make more sense if you look at the photos!
ELITEAM’S 100,000 BURPEE CHALLENGE FOR POSITIVE TRACKS-
Today’s count- 3600… we have some catching up to do!
What activity did you like best today and why?
Shen- I liked the rope swing because it was a challenge for everyone and we laughed a lot!
Ellie- Obstacle course
Molly- Obstacle course.
What was your most challenging moment, and how did you push through it?
Ellie- Burpees and I just thought “it is almost over”
Shen- The burpees: I kept going and telling myself that I can make it!
Tela- & Hadley- Box jumps.
What do you think of Burpees?
Shen- I thought they were hard but fun.
Helen- Very hard
Ellie- Not fun.
Tela & Hadley- Yes
If you could tell your mom one thing right now, what would it be?
Ellie- I am having fun.
Shen- It was hard but really fun.
Tela & Hadley- I am having a really awesome time at camp!! J
Helen- Today started out bad but in the end Goood.
Molly- Camp rocks.
Rex- Those apples were absolutely amazing today. They were crunchy with the perfect about of flavor.