Wow! What a great couple of camps in Park City. As the staff debriefed on Tuesday afternoon, we were all impressed at how willing the ELITEAMers were to Dig Deep at camp. Whether it was actually digging dirt, finding the last bit of strength during Sufferfest, or focusing on making a clean slalom run, all the campers pushed themselves into new territory and that is how you progress.
Some of my favorite memories at camp were when new ELITEAMers learned the movements in activities they had never seen before. Especially on the quick feet slalom and Berg Und Thal activities, the first times through were slow and mistake-filled. However, by watching, asking questions and practicing, the campers quickly became proficient and comfortable pushing themselves faster and faster. Amazing things happen when you open yourself up to failure. By making those mistakes, you learn and grow. By the end of camp, feet and arms were a blur, but the smiles were crystal clear.
Keep working hard and we hope to see you on the slopes next winter and at camp next June!