The beginning of year class trips can sometimes be misleading. Right when you get back to school, you ease in for a couple days; go off on your trip, and return to be slammed with homework. This is was my thoughts on them base of my past experiences. Sure Windsor was fun, but if you didn’t have the best advisor group it may have been a little boring. But, something was different about Camp Caribou. Not only was the staff welcoming but also they really went out of their ways to make the trip fun for us. Unlike Windsor we operated more as a class, rather than in small groups.
But, when we did split up into smaller groups for the low ropes, we were asked to assign leaders for each activity we did. Before we did each activity we picked two people who were supposed to be leaders for that activity. But the funny thing is that I remember these activities the most because, even though there were two leaders that were assigned for each activity. Everybody in the group got to share their ideas and by the end of the activity, you would forget that there were two designated leaders.
Also I learned that, when we collaborate and put everybody’s ideas together rather than going with just one or two, and also really take the time to think out what we are doing before we do it. The activity goes by much quicker and it is a whole lot more fun. Another thing that I remember is how whenever we had free time we would go to this little street hockey court and play soccer on it. As some of you may or may not know, soccer is not one of my sports and I do not follow it, watch it, or play it much. But, I was out there with everybody else playing, and even though I may have not been one of the best out there, it was really fun to come together with a ton of classmates and do something that can be fun for everybody in a way.
It is hard to believe that this is one of our last class trips together. But, this trip was probably one of the most successful in bonding and trusting other classmates out of all the trips we have had. Not only did I learn to trust other classmates more with catching them on the trapeze grab, but also I learned to trust myself more. Whether it was on the high ropes jumping off the telephone pole for the trapeze or trying something new that maybe I don’t like too much. Whatever it is, if I know I can trust my surrounding peers and also myself, I will have a wonderful time.