- received a lesson on pitching tents and building shelters for comfortable camping
- participated in interactive art and expression activities
- enjoyed food and live entertainment
- played games to win prizes
- enjoyed a campfire program and s’mores
The campout included dinner, snacks, breakfast and all activity supplies. Tonette Price chaperoned the event for the school, and a host of Greening Youth Foundation staff and volunteers were on hand at the event to guide campers through their Urban Campout Experience. National Park Service Rangers also hosted portions of the programming along with invited guests. All of this was offered free of charge to the families.
GCA families built their tents together, climbed the rock wall, danced, and sat by the campfire listening to stories and making s’mores. They even watched a movie about Dr. King and enjoyed popcorn and snacks provided by the site. Thirteen of our middle school students and 11 GCA parents came out to have fun camping.
In the morning, participants packed up tents, did yoga, and had breakfast together. After wrapping up, they started a community service project by making gift bags for the nearby nursery home for all the residents in the building and delivered them personally. After that, they went around the historic site and cleaned up the area pick up trash from bushes, the grass, and the playground to keep the area beautiful.
As Tonette Price explained, "It was a full day and an amazing experience for all. The site happily invited us back for next year and we cannot wait to go on another adventure with them!"