Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Small Adventures...

During my time at Camp we have covered a lot ground. Yesterday we did Trust Villages where each person did a series of falls and the others were catchers. It was fun and it linked us closer together as a group. Today we did a low ropes course, it was a lot like slacklining so I felt pretty comfortable doing it. Basically there are three trees and wire cords connecting them. There are two ropes on each tree that are there for support as a person walks across the wire cord. So I took the first like a slackline. It was a lot of fun but holding on to wait for the others to get on the ropes was the tricky part.

Later we scaled a 14 foot wall! I thought they were crazy when I looked at the wall but low and behold, we all worked together to conquer the wall. The rules were that everyone was allowed to help each person to get up as long as they hadn't come down the ladder from the wall. The only people allowed to help were those that had not climbed the wall yet. So at the very end there were three guys, the two got up with various strategies. The very last guy was left to climb the wall, some how :). The guys at the top decided to lower one of themselves down for the other to grab and then pull up. After three attempts and lots of encouragement they made it! It was truly a fun experience. Scary, but very fun.

Also today we learned how to use chop sticks. We dipped gummi worms into pudding, very fun! YUM.


More to come later!


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Amy - Just remembered today to check your blog to see if you have been posting anything! Sounds like you are having a great time and bonding together as a group. Hope things continue to go well and you have safe travels into China. We are praying for you! Love you - Aunt Norma

Alberta said...

mmmm- hope the only worms you eat are gummies. Dad says the night view of the big dipper sounds awesome. Helps when there are no street lights, huh? Many hugs.

warrior princess said...

I hope you enjoyed that Tommy Knocker Key Lime Creme before you left!!

I hope you are having fun as you get in to China!

Anonymous said...

Hi Amy: - Welcome to your new adventure. It was so good to hear your voice this morning. You will be learning a lot of new things as well as teaching English there. Always know that we luv ya and all the other good stuff. Grandpa and Grandma K.