|“Afoot and lighthearted, I take to the open road. Healthy, free, the world before, the long brown path before me, leading wherever I choose” - Walt Whitman|
We're back, and what a wonderful time we all had! Your children played hard, learned much, and spent the entire two days outside. They did a fantastic job on the low ropes course, and on team challenges--and they WERE challenged. They canoed on Long Pond and took a night hike up Bear Mountain. They learned such survival strategies as how to construct an emergency structure in the woods and how to build a no-fail fire using only one match and a little patience. They did a sensory walk --blindfolded -- through a strenuous 'obstacle course' in the woods (the chaperones and I were right beside them all the time even though THEY didn't know that). They ate well and laughed a lot and stayed up late doing whatever it is that adolescent boys and girls do. I couldn't have been more pleased with their willingness to be "fully present" and participate in the plethora of creative/demanding initiatives. ...And WALK!... I wish I'd worn a pedometer!
I think your children learned a lot about themselves and about trusting and supporting each other--something they can take with them always. It was a great way to end our time together.
In case you'd like to meet some of the Pok O MacCready staff who took good care of your children, click here. Let your son or daughter point out familiar faces to you!
NEXT STOP: STEP-UP CELEBRATION!
Please look over the yellow form your child will have for you on Friday. We can either reimburse or call ahead to pay for these expenditures.
- If we are to have balloons, I DO need help getting the helium tank (cost: around $80.00) and
- flowers (I'd check with Shaws, Hannafords, and Price Chopper to get the best price. Florists will be too pricey, probably...)
- I'll also need a group of volunteers to help set up.
And now, here by popular demand, the continuing saga of Liberty's Kids:
History is composed of wonderful stories--stay tuned as "Liberty's Kids" continues to chronicle how our country won its battle for freedom in the American Revolution.