6th Grade Visits Camp Solomon Schechter
Written by Achijah Berry '10, Lead Middle School Coordinator
On Monday, April 29, the entire Seattle Academy 6th grade class extended their classroom and left campus to head to Camp Solomon Schechter. With all the excitement of returning back from our trip and the positive energy floating around as we prepare to close out the remainder of the school year on a high note, we are excited to share with you a few highlights of our overnight retreat.
We lucked out with some seriously beautiful weather and students enjoyed an eventful and fun community building two-day, one night experience. Students boarded buses with our 6th grade staff and some special guests -- Nick Creach, Danae Howe, Mike Bernier, and Zac Dykan joined in on the 6th grade fun. After meeting camp staff and touring the facility, students got right into it. Everyone was split into a small group to compete in our 6th grade Olympics, starting with creating a team name and team t-shirt design.
Our second activity involved a number of relays including a three-legged, sack, and egg and spoon races. The relays concluded with a tug of war tournament. The last competition required a bit more strategy: each group was given a bucket, a tennis ball, and string and had to guide the tennis ball into a bucket without using their hands.
When we weren't engaged in the structured competitions, students were able to unplug and enjoy their Monday afternoon outside in the sun. Whether it was at the gaga ball pit, on the basketball court or soccer field, or making friendship bracelets, classmates had some quality time with each other. Overall, our kids had great attitudes and were fabulous guests, during an experience that we hope gives them a much-needed identity as a class. We're grateful for a great overnight to close out the 6th grade year and we look forward to our last field trip on May 28.