Thursday, November 28, 2013

March of Dimes at Outward Bound Canada's Urban Base Camp Week 8

We're an energetic group of lovely people who are currently in the March of Dimes L.I.F.E. Program at Outward Bound, sponsored by United Way. We're learning how to improve our independence. 
We started the week off with a game called ''Scream-off''. It was interesting. When two people looked at one another and screamed, they moved to a second circle and tried again. We were working on Campcraft this week. 
We put up of a tent and had a campout with smores and banana bread, snuggled into our sleeping bags.  
We listened to a really good poem by Robert Service called "The Cremation of Sam McGee" and we sang along to songs as Bernardo played his guitar for us. 
Afterwards we shared our strengths and we saw that although you might be able to break one stick when we bundled all our strengths (or sticks) together they were unbreakable.

This morning as we gathered in the cafe we came up with the idea to write a song about us and all of the humorous and challenging things we encountered while we've been here at  Outward Bound. So we started to share our most memorable moments and things that stood out to us about each member of our group. Hopefully in the next two weeks we'll keep adding to our list and create something really special for our graduation ceremony.

From the cafe we moved into the sunshine for warmth and to play ''Transformer Tag". 
Some of us were tails while the other were heads. The heads tried to chase the tails and the tails tried to chase the heads. Jessie turned out to the Ultimate Winner (at least this time). Plus, we played Hockey. The hockey game was competitive and fun. Usman was so good at telling us the rules and making sure everyone knew their positions...and WOW! Suhail's playing was all-star material. He scored at least seven goals. 
The weather was beautiful and it didn't feel as cold as yesterday. We didn't want to come to in (even though it was lunchtime). Now we are writing the blog, choosing pictures and recording music for our video (when we manage to edit it) and there's an impromptu dance going on - Dave dipped Princess and there's a twist going on as Bernado plays "Blue Suede Shoes". Ow-oo! 

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