Grade 6’s first time experience at Camp Sweet.
Grades 6.1 and 6.2 students and teachers visited Camp Sweet for a fun and exiting 3 days and 2 nights adventure. With the vast area and forest, many activities can happen. Such as Fort Building, Campfire songs, and more. This Camp ground is an entertaining time for the young and elderly. Camp Sweet is located 10 miles west, and 2 miles north of Olds. Camp Sweet has been a traditional school trip for over a decade, and according to the students, they LOVE it.
Grade 6’s had lots of fun building forts in the vast majority of the forest. They were given 1-2 hours of playing time per day. With the gathering of sticks and stones, grade 6’s were successfully able to construct sturdy forts. “At first we were all getting settled with our forts, but after a while it all went down hill when everyone thought it was like a stealing spree” , quoted Michael from 6.1. “It was like the purge almost, but without the actual violence”, quoted Evan from 6.1. But luckily came Mr. Fawcett (teacher of 6.2) who was able to straighten the situation out. When night fell, and the coyotes started to howl, the students got the chance to go on a night hike and respond with an ear piercing howl. After the students and teachers got back from the hike, they blew out their lanterns, and headed towards the gargantuan Ti-Pi where a glowing fire awaited for the group of students. They sang songs and told stories until the night was over, it was time for them to go to there tents and sleep peacefully until a new day came. When the students woke up to a delicious breakfast the parent volunteers prepared for them. After the students ate there breakfast, they were taken on a quick walk through the forest just to pass some time until the weather got a tad warmer. After there hike, they dressed in there swimsuits and headed towards the river. Some students went to the big body of water where they worked on a dam. It blocked off the water from the sides which made all the water rush to the middle that worked like a slide. While the other students decided to stay in a calm little pond where they caught Minos. And that was the end of there river rushing time. But slowly realized there journey was coming to an end. The students woke up the next day, the scent of dew and pancake filled the air. To the grade 6’s surprise, they realized it was there last day of there Camp Sweet adventure. When the bus rolled up, all grade 6 student had there bags and sleeping bags packed and ready to go. They sadly said there goodbyes to the damp campground and go up on the bus. As the students and teachers were coming home. They were provided snacks and an entertaining movie to watch. When the bus arrived at the school, parents and guardians were waiting for there children to come and greet them. And that was the end of the Grade 6’s Sweet Camp experience.
All interviewees and grade 6 students thought that there’re Camp Sweet experience was an amazing time, and think Camp Sweet should live on for many centuries and for future students to come.
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