Monday, May 24, 2010

Wilderness Survival

My daughter's sixth-grade class spent the last week of school camped next to a lake, putting the skills they'd learned in Outdoor Education to good use.

They started their own fires.

They cooked their own meals over an open flame.
My daughter's team won the chili cook-off!

They used maps and compasses . . .

 . . . to hike to specific locations.

Cell phones, iPods, and electronic games were strictly prohibited, so
the kids entertained each other with songs and skits.

Tons of fun was had by all, but my daughter admitted that she was glad to come home. She missed her family. And warm showers.

Dinner last night: barbecue chicken, baked beans, watermelon


Karen Mortensen said...

What a wonderful activity.

Katherine said...

What a great opportunity. But no matter how nice, it is always wonderful to come home.

Anonymous said...

What a brilliant thing to do .... and in the most amazing location :o)

Unknown said...

they seriously teach that in school? I'm way overprotective, I don't even let mine go on a field trip without me. I don't think I could do a week long camping trip. You are a better woman than me.

Michele said...

Looks pretty intense. Do all the schools have Wilderness Training?

How's your dad doing?