It was a different week, but I know that the Falcons made the best of it. Last week the team found and solved a word puzzle, guided a marble down a series of pipes, and battled in a balloon version of Steal-the-Sticks.
To begin, the Falcons had to put their puzzle-solving skills to work. Given tricky clues, they had to find letters throughout the woods to come up with their word, “WONDERS.” Thanks to everyone’s fantastic eyesight, they were able to find the letters easily, however, making the word was the hardest part.
Isa’s intelligence came in handy as she and her teammates worked through all of the possibilities and made the correct word!
Next, we moved onto the marble game. Each Falcon had their own piece of pipe and had to watch a marble roll down their pipes. Here’s the catch, whenever the marble went down the player’s pipe, they had to run to the end of the line and align their pipe with another player in order to make the assembly line long enough to reach the finish.
Nolan’s height and Ava’s problem-solving was a big help to the team’s success.
For our final game, we ran back to the Confederation Trail and played a game of Steal-the-Sticks with balloons. Teammates hid their balloons alongside the trail in hope that the opposing team wouldn’t find them.
With our game resulting in a tie, it was obvious that both teams had excellent hiding spots and worked flawlessly as a team.
In the end, although the challenges were difficult, the Falcon’s knew how to tackle them. It was awesome to see the team come together to solve the puzzle, navigate problems during the Marble Race, and compete in a game of Steal-the-Sticks.
Unfortunately, Hurricane Teddy took over the Foxes and Ravens last week. However, that won’t stop us from having fun with our challenges this week!
Yours in adventure,
Sarah, Georgia, Sophie, and Mr. Paton
It was a thrilling week, and I am certain that everyone enjoyed getting outside after a day at school. It was an awesome experience feeling our sneakers soak with the cool stream and seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces as they dared to cross the Spider’s Web.
Beginning with our Foxes, we painted our water bottles to prepare them for the river. Next, we headed into the woods for our Spider’s Web. Brody was the all-star by hanging upside down and crossing the web without touching the ground. Faith was one of the fastest climbers I’ve ever seen!
Lastly, we moved onto the Bottle Race. We walked through the creek and guided our water bottles through the current. Shoutout to Lincoln for outstanding bottle-racing skills!
For the Ravens, they began by attempting the dreadful Spider’s Web. Their captain, Maria, was a great guide with her excellent climbing skills. Soon, we ran for the stream to compete in the Bottle Race.
Sophia and Jake found sturdy sticks on our way to lead their bottle down the creek. To our surprise, Lexi and Serena were terrific bottle racers! Once we made it to the finish line, it was time to race back up the stream however, this way was harder because we had to go against the current. Kennedy gave the best advice to her teammates as they struggled up the river.
The Falcons were yet again the most sabotaged group with the Ravens tying up their Spider’s Web into the best knots I’ve ever seen. It didn’t stop them though, they all scaled the web with ease with Caleb being one of our best competitors.
Onto the stream we went with our water bottles and sticks in hand. Zach was a fantastic asset to the team, giving everyone tips and tricks on how to bottle race like a pro. It didn’t take long for Avery, Isa, and Cecelia to be soaked from head to toe, literally!
We tied what was the Spider’s Web into a net and carried Avery and Brielle to the finish line! Excellent teamwork and problem solving is what I saw as I watched the Falcons go through this unique challenge. Marcus sure did have the heaviest load, but he persevered!
In the end, it was a week full of surprises and tough challenges where we learned how to work together as a team and how to help others that needed it. I know as we progress through our games, we will have more fun every time we see you! Thank you to everyone’s kindness and participation.
We can’t wait to see you all this week,
Sarah, Georgia, Sophie, and Mr. Paton
It was a busy week to start off our season, and I am confident that everyone enjoyed exploring the woods and trails at the ski-lodge. It was a wonderful thing to hear the forests filled with laughter, and I've heard from quite a few trail-walkers that it was wonderful to have the kids out there again.
Beginning with our Foxes, they started off by painting Fox-themed artwork, which will be sent home with the campers after the Red Rock this week. We all did pretty well to keep the paint off of ourselves, but a few of us went home with some fox-colors on our hands and arms. After that we moved on to our marble hunt, where Meleah was an expert hunter, and Jagesh and Hilary ensured that no marble went unfound.
It wasn't long after our marble game that we moved on to the 'electric fence' where we hopped and climbed our way to victory. Shout out to Elsa for her valiant attempts at jumping.
Then, to conclude, we made our way over to the hay bales, where some of the best climbers in Souris showed us their stuff.
For the Ravens, they began with a complex word-puzzle to solve, however their captain, Grace, was quick to lead them through it, and they were soon on to their own marble hunt, which had a set of twists and turns that far outreached that of the Foxes. Maria showed us what a marble-hunter she was, finding three in a row, while Cohen and Charlie lead the way down the trails. It wasn't long until they were ready for the electric fence game, where they fearlessly braved the rope, moving it higher and higher as they went.
Many of the Falcons had the benefit of coming fresh off a summer season, so they were well versed in Red Rocking. They started off with a quick word puzzle solve, and then were off to the marble hunt, where they discovered that they had at times been sabotaged by the Ravens!
Sabotage could do nothing to stop them, however, and they quickly raced their way towards the finish line, working feverishly to get over the ropes in time to eke out a win. Holding their own from the summertime, it was Falcons who scored highest this week, and they will be seeking to defend their title as we move on towards week two.
Next week is shaping up to be a big one, where we will be exploring the 'spider's web', a perennial favorite, as well as finding our way down to the river where we will defend a fortress against invaders, but it will take all of our skills and bravery to come out on top.
Already we've seen what a great group of adventurers we have, and we can't wait to see what they'll be able to achieve next, and we can't wait to see you all again.
Yours in adventure,
Sophie, Sarah, Georgia, and Mr. Paton