This week we completed our first overnight trip away from Circle of Seasons. Last year, we had a campout on the school grounds, but this year we were fortunate enough to take a trip to the Pocono Environmental Education Center located in Dingmans Ferry, PA in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area. We couldn’t have asked for more beautiful weather and the kids and adults had a great time.
The food provided by PEEC was terrific and kids went back for seconds and thirds for most meals. We were able to enjoy our meals in a beautiful cafeteria with floor to ceiling windows surrounded by the forest. A ‘swamper’ was assigned for each meal and they were responsible for setting the tables and cleaning up after each meal. The bunks were clean and comfortable and the educational experiences fit so nicely with our zoology study this year. I believe the canoeing on PEEC’s front pond was the favorite activity along with the night hike that took place on Wednesday evening between 8:30-9:30pm without flashlights! It was a wonderful experience and everyone went home a little more sun-kissed, a little tired, and a lot more independent.