These are stories from students from one of our backpacking trips this year. As the title implies these are their own words. I hope you enjoy reading of the impact of each of these students’ wilderness experience.
My Camptown was awesome! We saw a small bear and we also saw 2 snakes and it was scary. What I also liked was at night we got to tell how we feel. It was fun. I would love to do it again.
Throughout the experience I did a lot of things that were cool. Camping in the woods, boiling & purifying water, white water rafting, jumped off a rock, etc. One of the things I was worried about was the white water rafting because I am afraid of water and I got stuck under a boat, but after that I had a really good time. I enjoyed the way the guide would tell us the name of places and kept calm during the whole time that we were together. I was very grateful for the food. Overall this experience was great and led me to do a lot other things I was scared to do before and taught me many skills. I am very grateful for this trip.
One good part of my experience was when we got done with hiking the long walks and feeling so accomplished and good about yourself. Another thing is how close I got with the other girls. I talked and got along with girls I never thought I would.
On my Camptown trip it started off rough. We did things I never thought I could or would do. We walked a big hill which is very hard but we got to see horses at the top which I really enjoyed. After we walked another hill, and went to see the arches. I struggled and tripped a lot with a painful ankle, but it was worth it looking at the view on top.