There is just too much to write about today. It started with a great hike up Sugarbush. We all made it to Allyn’s Lodge and one group surged onward to finish off the 2700 vertical feet and summit Lincoln Peak. The air was cool, the sun was out and the views fantastic. As a reward, we all took the chairlift down. Fun!
Then it was time for everyone’s favorite lunch – breaded chicken patties that are the real deal. We all chowed.
Next it was a quick Nutrition meeting before loading the vans for the Sandpit Slalom. There was a lot of nervous energy as we arrived on site and saw the spectacular course. See the video below of Ryan and Emily running the course top to bottom. Overall, we saw lots of crashes, a variety of techniques, and athletes pushing it to the limit. By the end of the finals, there was sand everywhere, but the smiles were wide. Thanks to Vitamin Water for sponsoring the race. We all enjoyed a refreshing bottle afterward. Coach Kelley also treated everyone to fruit popsicles!
As is tradition, we headed to the pond immediately after to wash off all the sand. It was relatively chilly out, so some campers and coaches opted not to go in. Coach Chad, however, took it upon himself to ensure their enjoyment of the water. Chaos ensued as people were thrown and tossed into the pond. It was awesome. It all ended with a Belly-Flop contest. AJ and Jimmy took top honors over coach Gunnar.
Then it was back to campus for packing and some serious dorm clean-up. I am proud to say that this group of boys has been absolutely amazing in the dorms as far as keeping their rooms clean and organized. Except for Matt, Will and Will’s room, all earned A+ scores.
After dinner it was dance practice and then everyone’s favorite activity, Andrew’s Crazy Relays. Part workout, part theater, part agility and all FUN. There are no words to describe it. Ask your kids tomorrow.
The Olympics start at 10am sharp and it looks to be a beautiful day with cool temps. See you all then.
See today’s pics