At ELITEAM, we are active right out of the gate. The group was split into five teams and presented with five challenges. Crossing the swinging tires was the toughest event with the campers trying a variety of techniques, including standing in and on top of the tires, or using their legs to capture the tires as they drifted out of reach. A couple of inadvertent splits were performed, scoring high on style but low on execution. Zack used his massive reach to glide through. Max used his rhythm and strength. Lindsey and Hope seemed to become one with the tires and had little trouble.
Dinner was a chow session as everyone was hungry. The spaghetti and garlic bread was hoovered quickly to satisfied groans. Then came the first dish crew and there were a few campers out of their element in the pot area. With a big nasty pot in hand, Pete, looking a little bewildered, asked "What am I supposed to do?" Sam looked at the huge pile of pots and said, "I don't even know where to start."
After dinner came the Dowel Crawl, where one camper crawls on top of 3 foot dowels held horizontal by his/her team members. We had the girls challenge the boys in this race, and the GIRLS won with ease. As a result, the boys got stuck with 15 pushups. It was awesome.
Then came Andrew's Agility relays. There were the regular high-knees, grapevine, and shuffles. But then it got complicated with the "High-knee-butt-kitt" combo which has only been tried a few times ever. The campers responded with some unique and interesting moves. Finally, we ended with some Sun Salutations and relaxation, which the campers really got into. It was great watching 45 young athletes melt into the grass in silence as they visualized the afternoons challenges.
Tomorrow is High Ropes and Leg routines! Can't wait.