The most newsworthy part of the day was definitely the hail storm at dinner. Very exciting! Andrew even built a snowman. But to back up a bit…
In the morning, half the kids did the ropes course, including the Vertical Playpen, Incline Log and World Cup Tightrope Traverse. Some required some very deep breathing way up there! The other half focused on strength and agility in the gym and field with leg routines, the SL course & Bergundtal.
In the afternoon, the kids baked “Jo-Ann’s Power Bars”. We don’t know who Jo-Ann is, but we all liked her energy bars, although some were a bit dry. Perhaps some difficulty measuring the flour?! Our baking session was followed by some Eliteam Pictionary. Kids had to draw “visualization”, “heart rate”, “injury” and “Ted Ligety”, to name a few. They also practiced the obstacle and learned the dance. This year, they’re bustin’ out some moves to Michael Jackson’s “Bad”… which they’ll perform for you on Saturday!
Notes & Quotes from the kids:
“Matt with the Hat” liked the Vertical Playpen. He made it to the top and did a little disco dance.
Jake aka “Mini Grabber” says the most challenging part of the day was falling asleep.
Ellie loved the rock wall. She picked the toughest route and made it to the top… 3 times! The first time she didn’t have a pen to sign her name. The second time, she had the pen, but it didn’t work. Third time’s the charm. Her autograph is now at the top.
Maddy Lowe’s favorite part of the day was the agility workout in the gym. She did a 360 off the tramp and landed in a tuck!
Ella was all about the Bergundtal. She grabbed 3 other campers and they all went at the same time. Talk about coordination and timing!
Although we saw sprinkles, rain, and a couple of downpours, the campers have been at the SL course whenever possible. Times have ranged from 6 to 12 seconds, along with a few DQs and DNFs, but no matter what the outcome, the action is exciting!
Blob Tag debuted yesterday evening after the hail storm. New to the coaches, but fine-tuned by the campers, the entire soccer field was a moving blob of kids chasing, running and laughing.
Yoga last night was a combination of silent, focused poses and uncontrollable giggles. We ended with a short relaxation session that included a variance on the “Ohm” theme. We chanted the coaches’ names. The gym was briefly transformed into an Eliteam monastery.