Friday, May 31, 2013

We had group therapy the other day and here are some pics from one of the groups. They had to build a "free standing" structure from just paper and paper clips along with some small cups. Here are some of their structures. 

 The teamwork was really good from this group!
 There was a lot of deliberating and debating of ideas from this group. Once they eventually started they did very well.
Here was the final measuring!! It came down to a paperclip to determine who was crowned the winner!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

We had an awesome benefit for the students that have been doing amazing with their certification work assignments. The YDC helped pick the students as they have been correcting the assignments as well as the Campus Director. We had an awesome time playing a game that most of the boys had only heard about and never played! Here are some photos of the event and those that were chosen to go.

 The game was slow paced at first until everyone started to get the hang of it.
 Then their inner tennis players came out and they started to get into it more.
Here are the guys after playing for over an hour and we even had to turn on the lights. 

We went for ice cream afterwards at DQ and all the boys were extremely grateful for it. 
Erik and Evan were are winners in the team competition, they received blizzards for winning! 

Friday, May 10, 2013

Let the Crossfit Games begin!!

This week we had our annual "Field Day"! This year we added a little twist and used the new Crossfit workouts as our theme. It was awesome! The boys were competitive and had so much fun. Here is a sample of some of the events......
 We had the boys volunteer for however many events they wanted, this event involved pullups, pushups, and air squats. We had the Staff as coaches for the guys as they went through the workouts and it was really good to see how hard the boys were able to push themselves.

 This events was strictly running! They had to do a "ladder" the entire length of the field! This means they had to touch every 10 yard line and go back to the start then go to the next one and back to the start. It was really tough and they were almost walking at the end of it....
 It may look like they are resting but they are just waiting for the whistle to begin. :) This one they did 25 situps, 25 burpees, and then 25 air squats!
 Halfway through the situps.....
 Now onto the burpees!! I am so proud of how the Stone Ridge guys did on all the events and how hard they pushed themselves.
 We had the soccer coach come out and do a game where the boys tried to see how many times they could tap the soccer ball without it hitting the ground. Connor did 370 times and took first place!!!
 This event involved clean and jerks then running 400 meters and pullups... They had to do all of these 3 times for a timed event!! As you can see from their faces it was not easy! 
 We also had some fun games in between events so the guys could rest if they did more than 2 events. This one they had to hit the ping pong ball with a flipper and try to get it in the ice chest. Not as easy as it sounds, you might want to try this one at home......
 Then we had them use squirt guns and shoot their partner in the mouth then he had to use that water to fill up a cup. Whoever filled it up the fastest won!