MEMORABLE MOMENTS from the Staff-
Daily Dose of Doug-
The Campers are getting it what it means to Jump out of their Comfort Zone. I was belaying the most difficult Rock Wall today. Camper Casey came up to climb it and explained that she chose the hardest wall even though she might not make it, because she wanted to push herself. She knew she could do the easier wall and be successful, but she wanted to try something that was beyond her level just to see if she could. She didn’t end up making it to the top, but she made it farther than she thought. That’s what we have been seeing and hearing all week!
Today we also added a 90 minute program on Ski Specific exercises that really challenged the campers. That is all they talked about this afternoon. The coaches had a great time slowing everything down, breaking down the movements and teaching proper technique. I was impressed at the learning curve.
-Today’s circuit group of Emily, Gianna, Connor, and Brock killed it at the wall-sit station, passing a 10 pound medicine ball back and forth for the duration of the circuit.
-Kyle, Jose, and Will R. combined for the fasted group time this afternoon on the woods obstacle course.
-Despite being nervous, the top floor girls powered through and put on a stellar performance singing “Fight Song” this morning.
Charlie S. proclaiming… “This is the most sore I’ve been in my entire life”
-Casey’s and Matt’s box jumps were explosive and quiet and everyone got a lot out of ski specific workouts
-Sophie, Sylvie, Gerritt, and Jillian dug deep and maintained great form all the way through all 3 rounds of circuits.
-Top floor boys did one of the best Yellow Submarine renditions I’ve ever heard today.
– Our seminar on proper walking and door closing in the girls dorm. Walking like a ballerina is good. Walking like an elephant is bad. Proper door closing involves many highly technical and important steps.
– It is not often that one of the day’s most memorable moments comes from dish crew, but today was a messy one as there was a mountain of tomato soup bowls to clean. With water splashing everywhere camper Will decided to take matters into his own hands by going and grabbing his rain jacket before returning to the splash zone. Quite the amusing sight.
– In today’s ski specific workout we were tasked with attempting to jump up on and balance on a Swiss ball, quite the daunting task. After intense mental preparation and focus Jeffery jumped and executed his landing perfectly. The jubilant look on his face glowed with the expression of “I DID IT!!”
What does it mean to “Jump out of your Comfort Zone?”
Will M – To push to the finish and do more.
Case – To experience a new challenge.
Will R. – To do something your previously thought impossible.
Dylan – To break your comfort barrier and to things that you are not comfortable with.
Jeffrey – to go beyond what you would do on a day to day basis.
Sarah- To do things that are out of your comfort zone so that you can achieve more each time and become better.
Ella- To do something that scares you and something that you aren’t necessarily comfortable with.
Sylvie- To do something you wouldn’t feel comfortable with usually.
Sophie- Taking a risk that you are not necessarily comfortable with.
Quinn- It means to do something you don’t usually do.
Winter- To do something that you’re not comfortable with. Pushing yourself past where you are relaxed and comfortable.
Amelia- Doing pushups for 30 seconds straight, three times, and trying to act like it’s no big deal.
Madeline & Phoebe- To push your limits and to try something that you wouldn’t do normally.
List three words that describe your day.
Will M. – Non-stop, Perserverence, Unrelenting
Case – Adventures, Exciting, Challenging
Will R. – Exquisite, Flamboyant, Extravagant
Dylan – Fun, Adventurous, Hard
Owen – Work, Fun, Excitement
Jeffrey – Fun, Athletic, Tiring
Brock – Fun, Tiring, Challenging
Sarah- Challenging, Fun, Full-packed
Ella- Challenging, Fun, Sweaty, Baby girl
Sylvie– Muddy, Awesome, Fun
Sophie- Dirty, Adventures, Challenging- in a good way
Quinn- Fun, Exciting, Challenging
Winter- Adventurous, Challenging, Hard work
Amelia- Endless, Fabulous, Fun
Madeline & Phoebe- Awesome. Challenging, Exciting
What training activity did you like best today? How did it help you become a better athlete?
Will M. – It would have to be the Bozu Ball because of the balance.
Will R. – The Gym with Ben. It was an incredible leg workout and I definitely benefitted.
Dylan – The Fit Light that practiced my reflexes.
Jeffrey – The Rock wall – it built my strength up to make sharper turns.
Sarah- I like all the things the same because they were all challenging, helpful and fun in their own ways because they all worked on something different.
Ella- The obstacle course because it was kinda out of my comfort zone, but I learned to like it.
Sylvie– The ski specific exercises.
Sophie- Circuit- makes you stronger.
Quinn- Ski specific exercises. It helped me practice balance.
Winter- Rock climbing, when I didn’t make it to the top, I learned you learn more from losing than winning.
Amelia- Circuits: they’re hard, fast, furious and fabulous.
Madeline & Phoebe- Ski specific exercises. It helped train muscles and balance.