Outdoor Discovery, the summer trip designed for our youngest adventurers, is a seven day trip full of exposure to life in the outdoors. Participants set up camp on our base camp at their very own site called Dancing Pines. Each day they venture out to canoe, rock climb, hike, and learn about the wild world around them. Part way through the week, they break down camp and leave to explore the National Forest in an overnight adventure at Roaring Run near Oriskany, VA. They then head on to Island Ford cave to see the world from the depths of a solutional cave set in the Appalachian Mountains.
The last Outdoor Discovery session this summer was lead by Amy and Andrew. Amy, a joyful adventurer, photographer, and our hospitality manager, took photos and shares with us the caving day on her trip with Outdoor Discovery!
Thursday, August 21 - Upper site, Roaring Run
7:00 AM- Wake up time :) We have all five girls in one tent this morning! They decided to share so they could comfort each other with the new sounds of the forest at night. The girls wake up reluctant to come out of their tent because "there is a huge spider outside!" Amy to the rescue! Everyone is OK! :)
Alright everyone, it's time to get packed and head to breakfast!
8:30 AM- Everyone's finally ready for breakfast. Oatmeal, yum!
9:15 AM- Everyone on the bus & ready for caving !! :)
10:00 AM- At the cave, everyone is so excited!
12:45 PM- Out of the cave, time for lunch. PB &J, yummy! Caitlin's mom sent everyone snacks! Rice Crispy treats, YAY! Back on the bus and headed back to B.C. (base camp)
3:30 PM- Back at camp, time to wake everyone up and unload the bus!
5:30 PM- Skit practice done, time for dinner. After four days of Mountain House dehydrated dinners, we let them enjoy their Ramen noodles in the outdoors! Everyone is very excited.
7:45 PM- Time for campfire, silly stories and Brownies!! :)
9:15 PM- Time for bed, "Goodnight everyone!!" :) Big day tomorrow- WAlympics,Zip Lining, Shower, Spaghetti Dinner, and Campfire!
10:05 PM- Everyone is sound asleep :) What a great day!
To find out more about Outdoor Discovery, click here.