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Integrated Education
Parchment Middle School

Bellevue’s First Experience a Complete Success!

What a fantastic pre-Spring Break group we had as Bellevue visited us for the first time! They brought with them some periods of beautiful weather. So nice, in fact, that we were able to do our first outdoor evening activity of the year…Capture the Pig!
Throughout all our activities, we focused on learning as much as we could about HCRR (honesty, caring, respect and responsibility). Not only did we use it all week at camp, but we also talked about how to bring it back to the school, the home, and the community. We hope that it will make a huge, positive difference for our new friends!
Climbing seemed to be one of the biggest highlights. One of the advantages to having a week long group is that we get to do climbing twice during the stay. The first visit to the wall lets the campers get a sense of the challenge and figure out exactly what they want to accomplish the second time around. We saw more than a few campers achieving and surpassing their goals and a few even made it to the cave! Nice work, Bellevue!
The Underground Railroad went off without a hitch. We learned some history of how slaves escaped to the north and Canada and even got to have a simulation of what it felt like. Campers snuck through the woods oh so carefully while trying to avoid alerting any bounty hunters. When everyone finally arrived at Jubilee, we had a good discussion on the realistic and unrealistic parts of what we experienced. Score one for knowledge!
Thanks for the visit, Bellevue. We hope you’ll make it back out for summer camp!
Si and the Sherman Lakers