Happy Sunday everyone!
This weekend was filled with laughter, camp fire s’mores, dancing, games, and wilderness exploration. We started the weekend off right with a Friday night square dancing lesson that preceded a super fun dance party. Saturday we had our Pioneer Olympics where students competed in a variety of games and competitions with their team including charades. a dance off, and a three legged race. For diner we made our own pizzas which all looked super delicious and then we ended the evening with s’mores, a fire, and a little star gazing. The night sky was clear and spectacular!
Today was hike day and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect! Clear skies, sun beaming through the trees, and a 60 degree breeze keeping us cool as we walked through Roosevelt National Forest. There were two options for the students to choose; an intense hike or a moderate hike. So after a nice morning and some good ole carbohydrate rich oats and fruit we set off on our hikes with backpacks full, water in hand, and an adventurous attitude.
Students on the intense hike traversed across Aspen groves, crossed a stream, explored a cave, and soaked up the views at overlook points. We were so impressed with all of the hikers today and we are so proud of how resilient everyone was. Today was sunshiny and clear but tomorrow we will put the students to work shoveling snow. I speak for all of the staff here at the ranch when I say that we are all super excited to spend the next five days with this great group of kids.