Coach Lauren shared her take on cookin’ in the kitchen:
Groups circulated through baking their own batches of black bean brownies topped with oatmeal and a touch of maple syrup and banana bread made with yogurt, applesauce, oat bran, plenty of bananas and even a few chocolate chips to sweeten it up! Protein was definitely the theme of the day!! Groups learned to measure, scoop, pour and mash and LOVED Doug’s nutrition pep talk! Many campers are excited to experiment with some more healthy recipes at home and the girls shared some of their new knowledge:
Julia: Even dessert can be healthy!!
Isabella: Greek yogurt can be substituted for unhealthy ingredients.
Molly: Put yogurt in banana bread-you get more PROTEIN!
Grace: Plain Pureed black beans don’t have much taste but they do have protein.
Eliza: Black beans taste good in brownies!
Georgia: I can now determine how much fat is in my food!
Casey: Eating healthy isn’t that hard on the road. Less burgers and more subway!
Kate: Yogurt makes bread taste better and be better for you!
Lucy couldn’t get enough suffering at her favorite activity SUFFERFEST, below are her thoughts on the challenge:
While half of the campers made their way out to the ELITEAM woods for a session with the high ropes courses, the other half spent their morning in the sun completing the 2014 edition of SUFFERFEST! The campers were matched up with a rock that weighed as much as their age and completed 100 push-ups, 50 squats, 50 burpees, rock throws, sprints, and much more! As brutal as this may sound, Grace-Ann was asking for more after it was over!
After Sufferfest it was in to the gym for a go-around with the agility course, the bergundtal, and the slalom. Quick feet, an attentive mind, and power were needed for all of these exercises. After a few practice runs on each of the events the campers then had a couple race runs and were very excited about improving every time! A jam packed morning left us all eager to head to lunch for grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup!
The Clark House Ladies shared their thoughts on a heart throbbing Thursday:
What is the key to staying calm and positive in the Ropes Course?
Abigail: Taking deep breaths and not looking down.
Ellie: Big breaths and take your time.
How much did you suffer during SUFFERFEST?
Izzy: Carrying the rocks while running!
Eliza: It was hard!
Amelia: Just a little bit, but I kept pushing myself.
What has been the most challenging part of ELITEAM so far?
Lea: World Cup totally freaked me out and I had to push through it. I rang the Bell!!!!
Gwynn: Falling asleep at 9!
Spencer: THE PUSHUPS!!!
What made you laugh today?
Lea: My roommates!
Grace: The funny coaches and counselors!
What did you learn today?
Lea: Breathe deep and dig Deeper!
Abigail: I learned I am afraid of heights.
Gwynn: Staying calm on the ropes course.
Amelia: Push yourself!
Ellie: Taking a breath can help balance you.
Grace: Trust the rope!
Izzy: Pushing harder is what makes you a better athlete.
If you could tell your Dad one thing right now, what would it be?
Gwynn: The ropes course was REALLY fun!
Eliza: That I am having so much fun at ELITEAM!
Amelia: The SUFFERFEST was hard and would be extra hard if you did it!
From the BOYS dorm…
Christian – It was wicked hard actually it was medium.
William – At first it was easier, but after we started with the rocks it got harder.
Alex – It’s not really easy but it’s not really hard.
Monty- The burma bridge was definitely the best. The heights were amazing.
Sam D – World Cup was really scary but really fun. The tightrope was really wobbly.
Sam B – The Vertical was the most fun but also the hardest because it burned my arms.
Tom – The slalom is the key – you need to be fast there.
Ben – You need to know your partners ability so you can split it up perfectly.
Zach – The key is rhythm and to study and know the course.
William – I liked mixing all the ingredients and normally I do not get to crack an egg and I did today. I also put too many chocolate chips in it – by accident.
Dylan – Loved mashing the bananas.
Ben – We made a mistake by pouring in the topping into the mix. We don’t know how it will come out.