Hi all - my L8 girl had a great June! First, at FlipFest, where she was able to be mentored by Trinity Thomas (for the 2nd year, actually) which she simply LOVED. Trin is wonderful with the kids, and they learned a bunch from her too. FF offered a broad camp experience, with a private lake, (tubing, swimming, and jetskis, I believe) ropes course, a giant swing, fun themed camp dances and skit shows, hikes, etc. They had a blast.
Then, we headed to Champaign for Illinois' Elite Camp, which had a mental skills and training focus. Also a great experience. Staying in the dorms, goal-setting with coaches and current athletes, and some fun thrown in too.
We were able to compare notes with our friends, who had attended Oklahoma's camp last summer, and this one, and they felt this had a more enjoyable level of intensity than OK's (though they were 10/11 yo which may have something to do with that) They also liked the sleepover element here. Anyway, two great experiences for us, and she came back with significant progression on an upgraded skill - yay, bonus!