Tonight saw most of the Hird go out on overnights! Our campers from Pac, Windsong, Sunburst, Tacoma, and Lenape all headed out to spend a night under the stars. They cooked over open fires (pita pizzas or mac and cheese), shared stories, and ate smores! Pac, Windsong, and Lenape will be spending a 2nd night out tomorrow, and everyone else will be returning to enjoy our normal daily schedule. Below is a photo of a Tacoma camper with her perfectly cooked marshmallow.

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What a wonderful Wednesday! Today we had perfect weather. Not too hot, not too cloudy, not too windy. Some of today’s activities: Cable bridge hangout: walking across the cable bridge, bonding, talking about the environment. Soccer: or football… depending on which staff member you ask! Goat cuddling: pretty cute, pretty self-explanatory. Berry picking: our raspberries are ready and we can hardly keep up! Over the last two days we have harvested over EIGHTY POUNDS! And we are not even halfway done… Fun moment/ shoutout: Yurt One has dining hall chores today. This means that after every meal they stay behind to help sweet and tidy up the dining hall. We […]

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Monday consisted of quite a bit of refresher for our campers.  They revisited lessons on fire building, water purification, traps and snares, hiking, river crossing, and shelter building.  Tuesday, we got rained out of our “Mountain Day”, but that time was spent focusing on Map and Compass reading.  They will be planning their trip for next week.  That means figuring out food, routes, time, camping spots, pace, entrance and exits points for their multi-night survival experience.  They are confident, educated, and ready to get at it.   Great group of young people.

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