October 12, 2022 | Sam Martino
The middle school just returned from Spruce Lake and had a blast. Students spent three days and two nights at the Spruce Lake Retreat in Pennsylvania. The middle school took “outdoor” classes led by the camp. The classes covered everything from pond ecosystems to high ropes courses.
Students and chaperones stayed in the “barn” and cabins at night. Each morning everyone would gather together and hike over to the camp cafeteria for breakfast. From there, students split into classes for camp activities.
The 6th grade got to try the climbing wall and go on a waterfall hike. The 7th grade did a swamp hike and tried the power swing. 8th graders attempted the high ropes course and did the zip line.
Students gathered together for meals and could share their experiences with friends. The activities offered by the camp challenged students to work collaboratively and push themselves to try new things.
After 3 days students were ready to say goodbye and packed up. Many students spoke on the bus about what they looked forward to next year.