Gabby, Nnemoma, Madeleine, and I took 20 9th graders to Ramapo for Children this weekend! We did a ton of team-bonding games, a low ropes course, went on a hike, competed in iron chef with camp-style ingredients (tortillas, marshmallows, chocolate chips, peanut butter, apples, etc.), played some campfire games, along with volleyball, soccer, double dutch, basketball, and wrapped up the weekend with a high ropes course that was 100% terrifying.
Highlights were seeing students challenge themselves in new activities and engage with each other outside of their cliques, especially during our shout-outs to wrap up the weekend on Sunday; low-lights were some intra-team competition when teamwork would have been more productive during iron chef.
-Clare, Academic Coordinator, Teams 4 & 5