On Thursday, October 4th, the students and teachers of the 7th and 8th grade traveled to the Farm & Wilderness Camps in Plymouth, Vermont. Staying overnight in the camp’s open-air cabins, they spent two days exploring the surrounding woods and engaged in a variety of service learning projects. The students learned about Diversified Farming, harvested potatoes, conducted water studies, wrote poetry, swam in the lake, swung from a rope swing into the chilly water, paddles canoes around the cove, fished from the shore, played games of tag on the trails and toasted marshmallows over a lakeside fire under the stars.
Students participated in the preparation and serving of each meal, gathered food for the campfires and supported each other with hugs and laughter when the occasional bout of homesickness crept in. They gathered in the lodge for announcements, activities and to hear the very talented Mr. Campbell play guitar and sing songs.
It was a whirlwind visit but filled with incredible adventures and unforgettable experiences. The weather brought beautiful sunrises and at times pouring rain, but with roaring fires and cozy sleeping bags, bodies warmed and the spirit of the group was always strong.
This was a wonderful opportunity for the students and teachers to take their learning outside of the classroom and to come together as a close-knit community. This was an experience that won't soon be forgotten and that the students will cherish as part of their time as Windsor students.