We woke up to cool weather, but clear blue skies this morning. Everyone had great morning hikes to places including the Lost Treehouse, High Tor, Top of the World, and Little Blue. The students looked warm as they came into the Lodge for breakfast!
Everyone is out on their first themed discovery groups this morning. The groups go out for 2.5 hours to learn about Homesteaders, Prospectors, Woodsmen, Indians, Trappers, Mountaineers, Team building, Crafters, or Explorers. The high school students take on a personality for the themed group and together with the High Trails staff and DCC teachers, teach the students what it would have been like to an early settler in Colorado. The students were very excited to go out this morning and we can’t wait to hear the stories they have to share at lunch!
The discovery groups are a great way for students to learn in a new and exciting way. The experiential aspects of the discovery groups help students practice what they are learning and feel like they are a part of history. The students work together as teams to solve problems and challenges, similar to what their group of people would have had to overcome.