Today was a great day for all-days. It was still very nice weather, but with a slight breeze that kept it from being too hot. The students had fun on their all-days. The woodsmen went to the sawmill to learn about cutting down trees, the homesteaders made candles, the explorers went to the bat caves, the cowboys went to our working ranch, the Indians made medicine pouches and dreamcatchers, mountaineers did LOTS of rock scrambling, the prospectors went searching for copper, and time machine looked for fossils. It was a very busy day!
This afternoon, the students chose a recreation activity – last chance hike to A-bluff, 4-story treehouse, and marshmallow baseball are just a few of the favorites. Similar to this morning’s hikes, students can choose the activity or hike that interests them most. At dinner they will be able to share the highlights of the afternoon with the rest of their cabin.
Tonight’s activities are focused around the students spending time together as a cabin. The High Trails staff have some fun activities and short night hikes planned. The night activities allow the students to use their senses in different ways than they do during the day. It gives them the chance to use senses other than relying primarily on sight. Being in cabin groups tonight also allows students to bond with groups of students they aren’t spending the day with during the discovery groups. It is fun to watch the students really work together and enjoy spending time with new friends. With the very clear sky today, everyone will have the opportunity to use our telescope to look at the moon and Jupiter which has been coming up over Pikes Peak!