|WC2- Wed: I only ate it once!|
|Written by Eliteam|
|Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00|
With breakfast in our bellies, our bodies stretched, and 100 push-ups already under our belt, we headed to Catamount Family center for a day of Mtn Biking. The expert group led by Makenzie, Joe, Will and Zack hit the single track early and often. They made it to lookout point and then enjoyed gravity all the way back down through some gnarly sections. The intermediate group dabbled in and out of the woods searching out the best banked corners and negotiating the rocks and roots with skill. I led the beginner group and immediately headed for a trail named Pure Bliss, which is smooth single track that wanders through the maple forest and puts a smile on your face.
After 90 minutes of riding it was time for lunch under the sunny skies. Then it was back out on the trails for another 60 minute ride. Except for a crew singing in the back of the bus, all the campers were asleep by the time we reached campus, including me.
45 minutes later it was back to the gym for the ELITEAM Dance. There is something special about this group as they had no problem picking up the new moves and quickly mastered the dance. They were definitely getting into it! Get ready to see some rhythm on Saturday as we perform our version of "Call Me Maybe".
Following dance it was another rotation of Cooking, Rock Wall and Swedish Dodgeball. By dinner, we were all starving! I challenged the group to load up their plates and eat all the broccoli that was prepared. They responded quickly and the entire pan was gone within minutes. Reloaded with fuel and a half hour off before our next scheduled activity, the kids were already back on the field. It’s one of my favorite times at ELITEAM - 40+ kids playing kickwall, stilting, walking on tires, biking and interacting. No TV, no phones, no electronics - just playing.
As soon as we gathered for soccer it started to Thunder so that meant we were heading inside the gym for some intense Dodgeball. First it was the boys versus the girls. Then it was 11-12 year olds versus the 13-14 year olds. Huge fun and lots of action. We then calmed them all down with some yoga and relaxation. That is a full day.
Random quotes overheard today on the mtn. bike trails:
Quotes from some of the girls in New Dorm:
What did you think of the mountain biking today?
What is the key to being a good mtn biker?
How many times did you crash?
So far, what has been the hardest part of ELITEAM?
What do you think of the food here at camp?
If you could tell your mom one thing right now, what would it be?