Campout Day! (Session 6)

By Sandy Schenck

This morning instead of mentor hikes the campers gathered on the East Field to learn about low-impact camping methods. They talked about how to put up a bear bag, go to the bathroom in the woods, cooking, fire building, water purification and much more. By the way, did you know in addition to food, you’re also supposed to put deodorant, toothpaste and other things with a scent in the bag as well?

Also, the brother/sister cabins learned about best practices for backpacking as well. Throughout the morning campers were asking some excellent questions.

After lunch, they enjoyed rest hour and then departed for their campouts! We’ll, of course, keep in contact with them throughout the next couple of days and welcome them back by mid-morning Sunday.

low-impact morning