There is something about the ELITEAM circuits that bring the group to a whole new level. The entire camp explodes into action as they hear the whistle, and for 30 seconds it is pure power and energy. The whistle blows again, and the groups stop to rest for 30 seconds. As we move through the 15 different exercises, the groups push each other to higher levels. Just ask the coaches how hard it is, they are right in there doing it too.
Later, up on the Rock Wall, records fell on each climb. Something about positive energy and a belief in pushing limits that brings out the best in the campers. Ryan blasted up the hardest wall in a mere 23 seconds – incredible. On the middle wall, it was Emma who made all the right moves to conquer the overhang.
Right before lunch it was an epic game of capture the flag with the entire camp. Boys VS. Girls … the boys persevered 2 games to 1. Immediately after, homemade Mac & Cheese greeted the campers for lunch. Just about everyone headed back for 2nd or 3rd helpings.
After lunch it was physical testing – Push-ups, Sit-ups, Flexibility, 40 yard dash, Slalom, and the infamous Beep Test. You’ll have to ask the campers about how much they enjoyed that one…
Chaos ensued during the Adventure race which saw the campers rolling on top of the huge tires, carrying sandbags, untying knots while blindfolded, and carrying water in a leaky pipe. My belly still hurts from laughing. I think it was a tie between Coach Chad’s and Coach Gunnar’s teams. However, all were rewarded with smoothies! Some great (and not so great) concoctions were made by the campers with bananas, raspberries, blueberries, yogurt, juice, milk and peanut butter.
Gloves, Goggles & Stripes was the theme this year for our Thursday night fun, and the campers had some incredible outfits. Enjoy the pictures! Following a “pig” race and Limbo contest, it was movie time in the gym… “Cool Running”, the story of the 1988 Jamaican Bobsled team was very entertaining.