Session 3: Exciting GLP Day Planned

By Sandy Schenck

Tomorrow will be our second GLP Day. GLPs are Group Learning Projects which are special, day-long activities which two and three-week session campers choose. The activities scheduled for tomorrow include:

Hand Spinning Yarn
Pisgah Palooza and Dolly’s for Ice Cream
Fountain of Youth
Farm Day/Sign Painting
Creek Stompin’
Inipi Ceremony*
Horseback Riding
Fly Fishing
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site 

*The Inipi Ceremony is a full-day GLP based on the Lakota Indian purification ceremony. Participants will sing songs and discuss personal growth goals during the ceremony, which is held in a small lodge made of saplings and covered with blankets. Our Inipi ceremony is an age-appropriate sweat lodge ceremony which is briefer and not as hot as the sweat lodge ceremonies held for adults. It is facilitated by Ben Wyrick (Bentor) who has been leading the activity for seven years and assisted by two counselors. During this educational ceremony, many elements of Lakota Indian culture and spirituality are discussed, but no religious creed is endorsed. Many campers remember this ceremony as one of their  most cherished experiences at Green River.