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Integrated Education
Parchment Middle School

What a Week with Harper Creek!

Lots of snow and lots of fun with our 6th grade campers last week! They made quite the impression on all of us here at Sherman Lake. Let me tell you a bit about it…
Archery was a blast even in the piles of snow. The only difficult thing was finding our arrows! Regardless, we learned a thing or two about positive self-talk and how to persevere even if we missed the target. Life lessons learned!
Firebuilding/Outdoor Skills was a joy all on its own. Some focused groups manage to set up a great structure, create, and maintain a fire. More than one group spent some spare time building forts in the snow! (I deeply regret not being able to have pictures to show them off!)
Climbing was certainly the crescendo. High ropes, in particular, though the climbing was absolutely a hit for everyone. We saw campers learn new skills like basic climbing commands, how to use a carabiner, and how to safely transfer from sling lines while 30-feet off the ground. Beyond the climbing skills, all our campers had the chance to practice caring for one another whether it was coaching someone up the cargo net or helping their classmate overcome a fear of heights. We hope that such memories will continue to impact their lives back in the school, home, and community. That’s why we do what we do!
Thanks for building character here, Harper Creek! We look forward to seeing you this summer when the snow is gone!
Si and the Sherman Lakers