Our ASU 5th graders and teachers had an overnight ger camp trip October 15th-16th. Here’s a brief summary of their awesome experiences:
Camp kicked off with the bus trip to Terelj! We were all very excited and anxious to go, further fueled by our snacks and electronic games. After a few, “Are we there yet?”, we arrived at Terelj Lodge and handed in phones, unpacked the bus, and set off to our gers.
After our picnic lunch, we set off on a hike with Ms. Geshel and Ms. Ari, while Ms. Parkerson, Ms. Moran and Mr. Kurtzweg hid the items for the scavenger hunt. The scavenger hunt set everyone in teams off in all directions, searching for random items that matched our clues. These items found were then used to create skits, concerning the month’s character trait, ‘caring’, after a delicious and ‘fancy’ dinner. We then gathered around a huge campfire and told our collaborated ghost stories. Afterwards, we roasted marshmallows on sticks collected on our hike, and made delicious s’mores! This was definitely a favorite!
After our campfire session, we set off for our gers, to ‘call it a night’. Did we sleep? Nope! Too much excitement abuzz the campsite meant very late nights for everyone, as we were all having far too much fun to go to sleep!
The next morning, we packed up our gers and had a fantastic buffet breakfast. We played some games and then headed back to school for a well-earned break! Most of us listened to music or took a little nap on the bus ride back, since we were so tired!
Grade 5 Camp 2015 was great fun! With great accommodation and food at Terelj Lodge, scavenger hunts, hikes, games, picnics, camp fire stories, roasting marshmallows and making s’mores, we all had a fantastic experience!