We’ve had some rainy days up here in the Catskills recently but that hasn’t stopped the fun and games at camp. On Tuesday I got to hang out with the girls from Lakota village who were playing Dance Hall Dodgeball a mixture of Musical Statues/Freeze Dance and Dodgeball, which went down a storm in the dining hall!! Counsellor Ashley was the DJ and referee and the rest of staff divided themselves amongst the two teams, we even had a cameo appearance from Nurse Darlene. Inclusiveness is a core value after all!  

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The last two days have been full of instruction and adventure.  Our young survivors learned how to start fires, purify their water, river crossings, orienteering, shelter building, cooking, hiking, rappelling, teamwork, and stepping into leadership roles.   All of this has led them up to their “survival overnight”   They will be hiking a few miles (off trail) to set up an overnight improvised campsite…   tomorrow they continue their journey to High Falls….   They then have an opportunity to rappel next to the falls.   They are prepared and ready to do…   The weather has decided to throw a wrench at them.    This doesn’t stop our program.   On we go.

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Thursday marked our young survivors making their way out of the High Falls survival overnight.  Friday (today) is a recovery day.  We will be going over some trip planning for next week and taking some time to get our feet off of the ground and rest.  They really are an awesome group of young people.  I look forward to seeing their success with the multi-night overnight.  Please check out the smugmug link to see more photos.  https://frostvalley.smugmug.com/

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