Greenkill 2012 was FANTASIC!
Whether you're a Greenkill alum or a Berea student looking forward to a Greenkill trip in your future, we're sure you're going to enjoy all the pictures from Greenkill 2012.
Students participate in team building Project Adventure challenges with their naturalists on the first afternoon of Greenkill. Groups of 12 students had to listen to each other, work on their patience, as well as think creatively to be successful.
Both evenings at Greenkill include time in the sports center and also an evening program. This gallery shows a few shots from our Birds of Prey presentation.
The second day of Greenkill is the biggest adventure. Students work with their naturalists on several learning activities. First we set off on the trail for our interpretive mountain hike. Watch for some shots of kids crossing the famous Rope Bridge!
During pond ecology, the students search for water wildlife. In addition to the usual salamanders and tadpoles, this year featured many frogs, a HUGE water snake, and a fishing spider that made this photographer literally hide behind some 11 year olds! (I'm not proud...)
One of our classess this year was Survival. Students were interested to know what plants and trees are edible. In addition, learning groups learned how to build shelters out in the wild.
Day two at Greenkill also includes a cookout lunch. Hotdogs on a stick, hamburgers, or veggie burgers all taste that much better after a full morning of hiking and learning.
This year was our first year trying out the Climbing Wall! We were so proud to see the effort and skill that our students put into this climb!
This next photo gallery shows the dining hall. One of our favorite things about Greenkill is eating together family style.
One "very important skill" taught at Greenkill is Carpet Ball. These pictures show our Berea representatives in the EC-Berea Carpet Ball Challenge.
Our second evening program was a campfire. These photos are of our stars of The Lorax play. They're dark, but the students were great in their roles and needed to be included.
I hope you've enjoyed the slide show photo galleries. Be sure to get the true narration from a Greenkill alum! If you would like copies of any of these pictures, feel free to send in a blank CD with your child and I would be happy to burn you a copy of the pictures. ~Nicole Sosler