Today Adventure woke up bright and early, packed up their overnight gear and headed up to breakfast. From there, the group started with a firebuilding class – which went really well according to our campers! They were very successful in finding dry tinder and kindling and starting campfires in the woods. After that they took a stroll up the creek to a place called Devil’s Hole. They lounged out on the flat rocks above the watering hole before using some mud exfoliation techniques to cleanse their skin (and because mud is FUN).
After lunch everyone started packing up for their mini-trips tomorrow. Our backpacking group learned such skills as how to fit and pack a pack properly, how to use the dragonfly stoves and how to pack their food so animals don’t get into it. Our climbers practiced useful knots they will need to know on Monday and went over some of the key equipment used.
This evening everyone is gearing up for the Hird (our older half of resident camp – ages 12-15) dance in the dining hall!