DAILY DOSE OF DOUG-
The energy was super high today on the first day of camp. It seems like every camper, returnee and rookie, has come to push their limits in every way and not hold back. Speeds were higher than ever through the pole agility. Creativity was higher in the relays. Jumps were higher. intensity was through the roof. But along with that came crashes and mistakes that both humbled and motivated the campers. They got up and tried even harder the next time. The campers were feeding off each other and raising the bar each round. I don’t know how it can sustain itself, but I am sure that is the way they session will run. It is 9:07 and the boys dorm is quiet as the campers collapsed into their beds.
ELITEAM 100K Burpee Challenge
Total Today= 5,700
Total To Date= 80,700
MEMORABLE MOMENTS from the Staff-
Randomly overheard from the campers…
Justin – “Are we going to spar today? ‘Nope’ “Dang, because I am a third year boxing champion at my school!”
Win – “We came, we boxed, we conquered.”
Name game fun:
– Losing it Libby
– Lost it Lily
– Long live Livey
-During the burpee station everyone counted in different ways. From fruit to shapes we tested our knowledge! We also all jumped out of our comfort zone by saying a fear per burpee. Ex. Dougphobia, being pants-ed, quick-sand, clowns, bees, broccoli, heights, snakes, port-o-potties.
– Counting in different languages was also very popular among the burpee station. Justin was even ready to count in Hebrew!
– I had an absolute blast opening the week by singing “Sweet Caroline” at dinner with all of the coaches and jumping out of our comfort zones. It was great to feel not only the coaches energy, but the campers energy as well when they all joined in.
What Activity did you like the best today and why?
Ellie & Maya- Boxing because it was fun to hit each other.
Lea- Obstacle course because it was a new course.
Lauren M- Obstacle course.
Corriann- Obstacle course because you got dirty.
Emma- I liked the boxes because it was challenging and I like to jump.
Peyton- I liked Heart Attack Hill the most because it was fun seeing people lose their shoes.
Isak- I like boxing because my partner punched so hard.
Colter- My favorite activity was the relays because we got to do a ton of fun things such as high-knee butt kicks.
Brendan- I liked the obstacle course because I got dirty and had fun doing it.
Charlie K- Obstacle course because pushing the punching bag up a hill was very fun.
What was your most challenging moment and how did you push through it?
Ellie & Maya- We think running up the hill was challenging. We pushed through it by continuing to run.
Lauren- The burpees and I pushed through it by counting and thinking I will get stronger and better.
Libby- Box jumps.
Alli Mac- The burpees. When I was at 38 I thought that if they can, I can.
Corriann- The burpees, by digging deep and finding my inner strength.
Willa- The hill running thing on the obstacle course.
Emma- The burpees and I reminded myself of how it would feel when I was done.
Peyton- The most challenging moment was doing burpees. I pushed through by counting in foods and stuff. It made it fun.
Isak- Doing 80 burpees were hard because we did so many and my legs burned.
Colter- Burpees. I completed it because I knew it was for a good cause.
Alex R- Box Jumps. I got through it by my teammates cheering me on.
Brendan- Running up the obstacle course because it was steep and slippery, but I got through it by grabbing the roots and pulling myself up.
Charlie K- Sprinting up the first hill of the obstacle course. It was steep, slippery and had a lot of roots and rocks to dodge.
If you could tell your Dad one thing right now, what would it be?
Ellie & Maya- Both of us would say we love you and we hope you have an amazing day.
Lea- I love camp!
Lauren M- I miss you.
Libby- I’m having fun!
Alli Mac- I love you.
Corriann- I miss you and have fun at work.
Willa- We did 110 burpees today!
Emma- Camp is fun and Happy B-day.
Peyton- They make better spaghetti than you.
Isak- First day went really well and I hurt myself only a little bit.
Alex R- I am having a great time.
Brendan- I’m having a lot of fun and I am not dead yet.
Charlie K- I’m having a lot of fun and the food is good!