Week 4 included lots of fun and dirty adventures such as repelling up and down dirt mountains, tiptoeing across a rope bridge with a lit match, eating yucky things as a team, and uncovering a hidden treasure.
The morning adventurers took a trip down to the pit in which they were challenged to climb the slippery dirt hill, tie a rope up top, and get all their teammates AND staff members up within a certain amount of time.
The Rangers even took their morning as an opportunity to get wet and splash around in the water!
When the afternoon crew arrived, we got straight to work heading down to the Henrock Bridge to start our first challenge of the afternoon. This included walking across a rope bridge, strung across two trees and stretching the length of the river. While attempting to walk across without touching the ground, each team of two campers had to keep a lit flame in their hand all the way across and touch the tree on the other side to succeed.
After every team completed this, they had their shoes tied together with zip ties and raced up to the cabin for their next challenge. For this, they had to eat a whole raw onion, whole raw potato, whole lemon (with peel) and whole banana (with peel) as a team. Each camper had to participate, eating a piece of each fruit/vegetable to earn their reward- the key to a treasure box. While this was probably the least-liked activity of the day, it was lots of fun to watch their friends struggle to get through everything!
The adventurers were led down to The Ruins where they located a mysterious treasure box strung up high in the trees. By using the key they earned from the previous activity, they were able to unlock the chest and bring it down to see what treasures hid inside.
When looking inside, the adventurers discovered a mysterious note directing them back up to the lodge where they would win their prize- freezies! While the older kids did this, the Sparrows were taken on a quest through the woods to find many different and weird items that were needed for them to create a magic potion. They all did very well and made great potions that are sure to make their wishes come true!
To end off the day we all enjoyed freezies and free time before getting picked up.
Week 4 was lots of fun and we cannot wait for Week 5 to arrive!
Yours in adventure,
Nathan, Jesse, Brooklyn, Ashlyn, Sophie, and Carrie