BC: 2012 | Outdoor Ed.
FC: 2012 | Outdoor Ed.
1: “Yippee” is the sound that I heard as the kids jumped off the bus at Covenant Heights. This is only one of the great memories I have from Outdoor Ed. Before we left school, I had a truckload of thoughts going through my head. Who would be in my cabin and day group? Will the activities be rained out? Will the food be as good as everyone says? Thankfully, I had some of my best friends in my day group and cabin. I also loved my leader Mrs.Janicik. We got through all the activities without a conflict in the weather. The food there was the best food I have EVER had (don't tell my mom)! The long hike, my friends, and the classes are only three things that made Outdoor Ed. the best.
2: On our way back to the bus, after an amazing hike.
3: At low ropes my group got to swing across "a cliff" and land in three inertubes and a hula hoop. While we were doing that, we also had to collect "baby eagles" and them in the tubes as well as all 15 of my day group members.
4: These are the people I had in my cabin.
5: One of my favorite things at Outdoor Ed. was the hike in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. This hike was beyond fun! As my group leader, my friends, and I brought up the rear we got to see a herd of elk. That was a great experience. My group leader, my friends, and I all talked together as we strolled down the mountain. The hike was about three hours long. My group went at a slow pace. Being with my friends was very important to me.
6: Mrs. Janicik, my friends, and I are bringing up the rear on the hike.
7: “Life is either a great adventure or nothing.” ~Helen Keller | On our hike we saw wildlife.
8: Just got done with our beak. "On the roll again." | Fun
9: At Outdoor Ed. I was able to be with my friends all the time! That was a big relief! During our break time in between classes, we would love to talk. We were as chatty as a group of squirrels. Keeping each other company was also a plus. We rarely left each others sides. At Outdoor Ed. there was no drama between my friends and I. My friends and I had the most fun during the classes.
10: My friends and I are at our destination, on the bridge right above Thomson's River.
11: Teachers were more like my friends on this trip.
12: My friends and I on our break, enjoying the beautiful Rocky Mountains.
13: Outdoor Ed. seemed like it was all fun and games but really it was fun, games, and little bits of learning. The classes were my favorite part of the outstanding trip. Two of my favorite classes were the zip-line and the low ropes. At the zip-line, you were able to set goals for yourself and try to make them come true. At low ropes, it was a team building activity. You had to get your teammates across the obstacle courses and to the finish area in order to complete the challenge. The map and compass was the hardest class of them all. I could not figure out how to work the compass or go in the right direction. During waterology, I got to go into the creek and find bugs. My favorite game was the Survival Game!! In the Survival game, the teachers were the wolves and the students were elk. The “wolves” had squirt guns to kill their prey, the students. Every time you got hit, you had to give up your life card. This was the most fun game ever!! Another part of the classes were the group games. The group games were the hardest of all the classes.
14: Catching bugs in the stream and checking them out at waterology.
15: Zip-lining was the highlight of the trip.
16: I was the last one who was going across the "cliff." So much fun!!
17: Outdoor Ed. is an experience I will never forget! The hike in Rocky Mountain National Park was the best hike I have been on! Spending all day with my friends while learning was like a dream come true. The classes were the highlight of the trip! Outdoor Ed. is a tradition that should be followed from now until the end of time.
18: On the hike I got to talk to my teacher and see wildlife.
19: At our destination on the hike I found this "little fellow" inching its way across the leaf.
20: Good bye Outdoor Ed!!