By Sandy Schenck
It has been another exciting day at the GRP! Since today was the last day of mentor hikes, each group got to choose where they wanted to hike. A couple of groups hiked in DuPont State Park, around Fawn Lake; another group hiked up Reasonover Creek. One of those groups found a “stink” mushroom, so named for a good reason. Water and mushrooms seemed to be themes for the day; another group hiked down the Green River, finding a giganormous mushroom—it looks like a Disney creation! Two groups went up to the Spire, one hiking up Big Laurel Creek; they saw a pair of beautiful “destroying angel” mushrooms. Another group was particularly “fortitudinous,” according to their mentor, as they bush-whacked their way up to the Spire, with all of the challenges that bush-whacking entails.
Campers also participated in the last day of activities. One of our fly fishers caught a huge trout. Our gardeners planted some basil and weeded a patch of the garden. Campers were glazing the pottery they had made in previous activity periods; those will be fired, so they will be ready to be taken home in just a couple of days. For evening program, each cabin group got to choose what they wanted to do. Some went swimming in the lake; others were playing games in the field; others made camp-fires and roasted marshmallows for s’mores.
Campers head out tomorrow for GLP’s—Group Learning Projects. Stay tuned for highlights from those excursions!