5th and 6th Grade Trip to Echo Hill
September 15th, 2016
The Fifth and Sixth Grade students enjoyed three beautiful days at Echo Hill Outdoor School in Worton, MD. The students slept in tents, ate at the “Whip,” and weighed the “Stuff Left on Plates” (SLOP) after each meal. Classes during the day took the kids on a swamp walk and to Mother Muck (a large mud filled pit where it was challenging to stay clean and move through quickly!). They practiced their American Ninja Warrior skills at Pathfinder, a large adventure climbing structure designed to challenge each student to their fullest. The group took part in a town hall meeting about the importance of preservation and conservationism through the unique story of Dr. Suess’s The Lorax. Games of tetherball and knockout were balanced with night hikes and survival skills on the beach. Each student experienced nature, gained new insight into their own comfort zone, and met new friends from the other schools attending Echo Hill while we were there.