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Thursday, January 26, 2023
Hello again from Camp High Trails in Big Bear!
Day 4 has been another beautiful, clear, cold day at camp. Last night, we all gathered outside for line dancing. The staff dressed in silly costumes, and we all enjoyed learning and performing three dances together. It was another great opportunity to try something new and for some to step outside of their comfort zones. We enjoyed watching a staff Rap Battle last night, too. Congratulations to the Raven cabin which won the award for "Cleanest Cabin" yesterday. This morning we had the choice of eggs, hash browns, cereal, oatmeal, juice, and more for our breakfast. The kids were all off on hikes today, learning about environmental awareness, outdoor survival, and ecology. Tonight will be the closing campfire where kids will perform a skit with their cabin groups. It will be another fun and memorable night here at High Trails. Tomorrow after breakfast, we will pack up our belongings, get on the bus, and head home. We usually arrive at Deerfield between 12:00 and 1:00, but Mrs. Brewer will keep you updated on our estimated arrival time. *Please do not park anywhere along Deerfield Avenue, including the cutout area because our buses will need to pull in there to unload.
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Good evening from Camp High Trails in Big Bear!
Today was another gorgeous day in Big Bear! Students began the day with pancakes/ sausage and were all smiles in the dining hall. They began their day with team-building activities and cleaning their cabins. Tonight we will find out who won the 'Cleanest Cabin Award'. Today was similar to yesterday; there was a rotation of hiking, a class on furry friends, the climbing wall, and archery. This evening students, teachers, and counselors will be line dancing and participating in an astronomy class!
The kids are making new friends from other Deerfield classes and trying new things. Tomorrow will be another sunny day and the students will be hiking the trails.
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Good afternoon from Camp High Trails in Big Bear!
Day two of Outdoor Ed has been fun and memorable. Half of the field groups participated in Adventure Day, when they did wall climbing, archery, orienteering, and team-building outdoor projects. The other half of the field groups did a nature hike and learned about furry friends, insects, and outdoor survival. Tomorrow, the groups will switch activities. The weather continues to be gorgeous: clear, sunny, and cold. Tonight, we will all spend some time learning about snakes and having the opportunity to observe and touch them. We are all well, keeping busy and keeping warm.
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Good morning from Camp High Trails in Big Bear!
The weather is clear and lovely, with a high temperature today of 43 degrees, much warmer than yesterday! We had a pleasant bus ride to camp, arriving about noon. Yesterday our students met their instructors and moved into their cabins. We had an indoor campfire (brrr... cold outside) after dinner when we watched skits and the kids got to hang out with their friends. Today, some will do Adventure Day and others will do a hike in the beautiful woods surrounding camp. Students are enjoying the food and trying new things. The kids were tired last night after a long day of travel and activities.
After a good night's sleep, they were all smiles at breakfast and were excited for the day. Yesterday, we had a few wi-fi issues here at camp, but we are planning to send another update this evening.