Camp Wawona staff were up early on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009. Leaving camp at 5:30 A.M., they set out for Fresno Adventist Academy to host the first ever Camp Wawona Outdoor School Expo. Close to 120 students grades 5-8 represented several Central California Conference schools as they participated in a morning worship service and then split into smaller, 16-person groups for various team building/experiential learning elements.
Each of the seven elements (team-building games) taught students the essential skills of teamwork and leadership as well as other life lessons reviewed in short debrief sessions following each element. Poor weather forced the groups indoors but students, faculty, and Camp Wawona staff alike enjoyed the day, sampling what the new Camp Wawona Outdoor School will offer. Pictures of the event are posted below.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
We love our A-frames...we really do. But some how we got stuck in a rut and the relationship got stagnant. Well no longer...we decided to start fresh by repainting the inside of the lower A-frames one at a time. Cabin Wawona was first with another getting an update each week until we finished with Yosemite last week. The relationship has never been better...check out the before and after pictures below.
Monday, November 9, 2009
November has arrived and the temperature is steadily dropping. Camp Staff are busy draining pipes, adding insulation, moving summer items (such as rocking chairs) into storage, winterizing unused buildings and splitting wood for the winter months ahead. Anthony, Derek, and Ryan took some time to pressure wash years of dirt and grime from the covered wagons, restoring them to like-new condition before covering them for the winter. The before and after pictures are below. Thanks guys!