It was an awesome week with all of you, and I know that all groups enjoyed our Red Rock Olympics! We split the groups into two and watch them win some challenges and lose some too. Our Olympics consisted of a potato game, an egg drop, a relay, and a slackline.
For our Foxes, we began by collecting as many potatoes as possible and putting them in buckets. Both team’s buckets were overflowing with potatoes! Next, we made a nest using materials that we scavenged in the woods. Georgia dropped an egg onto our nest and whatever team’s egg broke first, lost. It was a close and tough game but both teams didn’t lose hope.
Our last Olympic game for the Foxes was a relay race where two competitors on each team chased each other around in a circle, with a sponge in hand. Whoever got soaked by the sponge, lost and it was onto the next teammate in line. The Foxes’ teamwork was out of this world as they all came together to come up with the best way to execute their success.
With the Ravens, we played the same potato game as the Foxes. Jake, Charlie, and Cohen knew where to get the best potatoes and led their team to success with our first game of the evening. Next, we moved onto the egg drop. The Ravens created a nest and watched their egg drop into it. Each group also wrapped an egg in materials such as mud, leaves, and grass as their next challenge consisted of them throwing their eggs onto the ground.
We played a few rounds of the relay race but we knew that the Raven’s were tough enough for our next game in the Red Rock Olympics: The Slackline. A rope was tied in between two trees in which we stood on and had to change places with the opposite person in line. It was tough, but the Ravens persevered!
Lastly, our Falcons piled the buckets with potatoes in our potato game. Buckets overflowing, we headed into the woods to drop our eggs! Both teams had very different approaches in creating their nests and wrapping their eggs but nonetheless, it was another close match.
We competed in the sponge replay race and watched Marcus and Nolan speed through the course and soak their opponent. After everyone was worn out, we ran for our next game, The Slackline. It was difficult but each team successfully completed the game.
In the end, it was such a fun week as our teams competed in the Red Rock Olympics. It was great to see everyone’s teamwork and problem solving. This week, we have some spooky Halloween games ready and we can’t wait to see you all again!
Yours in adventure,
Sarah, Georgia, Sophie, and Mr. Paton