Thursday, November 7, 2013

March of Dimes at Outward Bound Canada's Urban Base Camp Week 5

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. 

When one goes up,
the other comes down
AC/DC on the Challenge Tower
Hello everyone! Yesterday was spent climbing the challenge tower, a formidable feat.  It’s a 65 foot tall tower with ropes, ladders, and all other kinds of fun obstacles. 

Usman getting close to the summit
Though difficult to reach, the view from the top is fantastic. You can see all over the Don Valley! 

All hands on the 4:1 haul
Though Allen had been up the challenge tower before, he loved belaying and helping the other participants reach the top. Everyone had so much fun, a lot of them decided to go up twice. 

This morning was spent on a short hike, then playing volleyball in the pavilion. Much fun was had passing the ball back and forth over the net. It was a close game, with the final score being 22-20. Allen and Rob won the game by working together to score the winning point. All in all a fantastic match! We finished the morning with an impromptu dance-a-thon on the Brick Road!
In the afternoon, everyone relaxed by playing knot or not, trying to guess if there is a knot or not. Though it sounds simple, everyone found it surprisingly challenging. 

That’s all for this week. Here’s hoping that next week is just as fun!

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