For Awesome Kids!
Camp Arnes was the destination of our Grade 5 and 6 students May 18th and 19th. The activities included orienteering, zip line, ropes, and archery. What a memorable time!
On Day 1, the Grade 7 and 8 students arrived at Camp and received a warm welcome from the director. They quickly arranged our cabins and got right down to business. Most of the day was spent in small groups participating in different activities, including: horseback riding, archery, outdoor survival skills/fire-making, and “Team Challenge,” which consisted of outdoor team building activities. The afternoon ended with some outdoor free-time in a variety of different locations such as: the skating rink, the toboggan hill, and the cross-country ski trails. Free time was tons of fun, as the temperature was just right, and a beautiful snowfall was happening. The day concluded with a sleigh ride through the camp grounds and a wiener roast by the bonfire! All in all, it was an awesome first day at Camp!
On Day 2, the students and staff awoke to a deep freeze with snow and ice crystals. It was a beautiful site to see with perfectly snow-covered trees and a family of deer even passed by the lodge for all to see up close.
There were three activities planned for the day. The first activity was a water colour painting and self-esteem portrait. The second activity was a theatre workshop on being “unplugged” from technology, and the third activity was a hands-on presentation by a member of the Winnipeg Police Canine Unit. Students learned about he role of canines in the police force, and observed the handler’s dog “Bailey” at work in locating narcotics planted by the officer. Students also got a special visit from “Zeus”, a six month old Belgian Malinois. During free time, students kept busy playing floor hockey and playing various games such as cards, foosball and pictionary. It was a fun, reflective and educational second day at Camp!
The campers had a group of actors come in for day 3. They led the students in a variety of skits, but their main message was that technology can help solve problems. Later during the day everyone played Amazing Race. During the race teams had to complete a number of tasks, much like contestants on the show. Lastly it was time to pack and clean and head home.