After a full year of integrated, project based learning about California history and the gold rush, the entire 4th grade class departs by stagecoach for Camp Tawonga where they join two other outfits panning for gold (Yavneh and Shalom Jewish Day School 4th grades). The class describes the history and their journey back in time.
May 10, 2010
Travel and arrival at Camp Del Oro in the Sierras with the Wornick Middle School 6th and 7th grade.
May 11, 2010
Our first full day started beautifully today with sunny (yet cold!) skies and a great breakfast. The kids all are doing well and getting a great taste of some of the prettiest country in our great state of California. Today our awesome team of naturalists lead the kids in more team-building exercises, as well as a wonderful canoeing expedition on the lake here at the camp. We hope you enjoy a few more photos from today, and you all should be able to find your kids in at least one of these photographs.
The highlight of our last full day here at Camp Del Oro was the "Vertical Playpen", a magnificent, imposing 40+ foot tall ropes course. The kids (and even a few teachers) attacked the course with enthusiasm, trust, bravery, and a lot of laughs and encouragement. We had 100% participation, and it was an extraordinary experience for all of us. Our day ended with a rousing campfire (with s'mores, of course) and a terrific talent show.