The first campers of the year arrived yesterday! Seven
Project Success groups set out this morning on their respective
trips. It was so great to have a bustling camp again. After arriving yesterday,
the groups did a “swim and swamp” orientation where they learned
about the parts of the paddle and the canoe, and learned what to do if a canoe
swamps. They learned how to stay safe and healthy at camp and on
trail, learned about the plants and animals they might see while in the
BWCA, and, of course, ate some delicious pizza made by the fabulous Wilderness
kitchen staff. This morning, each guide demonstrated how to portage and
paddle, and after breakfast, the groups set off on their 5 night trips throughout the
Boundary Waters. We pray they will have safe and exciting trips. We can’t wait
to hear the stories they will tell us on Tuesday. Now we are awaiting
the arrival of the second wave of Project Success groups. It will be another
busy and exciting day.
All-group health and safety orientation
Nature orientation with Will in the Nature Nest
Whitney’s group ready to go on trail
Adam’s group about to set off
Zach’s group learning how to paddle
Chelsea’s group learning how to do a three-person lift
Hillary, Rachel, and Mel were on Canoe Beach to bid the groups farewell