I arrived at school around 8 in the morning and put my items into the front circle. Before we left for our trip we gathered and took a class photo. We loaded the bus and we were off to camp caribou. The bus ride was full of talking, music listening and game playing. About 2 hours into the drive we stopped for food at a nearby rest stop. After me and other students grabbed some food we got back on the road. After a three and a half hour ride we finally arrived at Camp Caribou. We unloaded the bus and brought our items into our cabins. Immediately after we got a tour of the camp and went ride into games. Then came along free time. During free time me and a few other students went swimming. A couple hours of activities and free time dinner finally came along. Before dinner, we read a quote from a book and did a prayer. When dinner ended did some camp songs, chants, and dances. We planned on doing a conversation on what it means to be ninth graders once the songs were over. We soon jumped into that conversation. The conversation was a whole grade conversation on how ninth grade holds a lot of responsibilities. The conversation ended and everyone went back to their cabins and got ready for bed.
We woke up the next day and went to breakfast. We read our prayer and quote and headed into the building. Once breakfast ended we did our usual songs. Immediately after breakfast we were doing low ropes. The low ropes were team building exercises that everyone needed to be apart of to complete. The obstacles in clouded a wall we had to climb over, a pit we had to swing over, a very small platform our whole group had to stand on and various other activities. We completed these tasks and headed to lunch. We did the prayer and book reading and sat down for lunch. We jumped right into some new camp songs, dances and chants. After lunch, we had a bit of free time where again, I went swimming and played football. After free time, we did high ropes. During high ropes, you were strapped into a harness and risen up into the tree tops to do certain activities. I got my harness on and walked across a log twenty-five feet in the air. I had noticed some students didn't want to do the course, but I encouraged them to do so anyways. High ropes ended and went to dinner. We did what we normally do before each meal. Right after dinner I noticed we didn't do any songs, the teachers told us we were going to a camp fire instead. Our whole class walked over to a camp fire on the other side of the camp. During the camp fire we sat back, listened to music, dance and watched the stars. Right before the campfire was other we talked about our goals for our last year at Fenn. As a reward for our talk, we were given s'mores. Once the camp fire ended the teachers told us to get ready for bed. That night I could hardly sleep and so couldn't others. Our cabin was very hot. After a few agonizing hours of sitting in a pool of sweat.... I fell asleep.
I woke up the next morning very tired. The fog rolled and it was a bit colder that morning. We slowly strolled to breakfast and did our last prayer and reading at camp caribou. I and many others ate a very large breakfast that morning. Once breakfast ended some of the staff said bye to us. Before we left camp caribou we were planned to do one more thing, the Aqua Zip line. The Aqua zip line is a zip line that brings you into the water as your zooming down the wire. We changed and walked through the muddy forget until we got to the zip line. Some students were a little hesitant at first but we all eventually put on our harnesses. A few students went and it was my turn. I was handed the rope that holds you into the Zip line and then clipped into the belay line. I began to climb the staples until I got to the top. The consumers u clipped me from the belay line and I grabbed on the tree. They clipped me into the zip line. He told me the instructions, then, him and the students below me counted down from 5, I was filled with adrenaline. At 1 I jumped off the platform. I spun around and pointed and one of my friends as I was going down. I crashed into the water and spat some out of my mouth. Another consular unclipped me and then picked me up in the boat and brought me halfway to the shore. I jumped out of the boat and swam to shore. I gave the rope to another student, dried off, put my shirt on and waited for the rest of the kids to go. When we got back to the cabins I changed and packed up all my bags. I said my last goodbyes to a few staff members and loaded the bus with my stuff. The ride on the way back home was a lot more quite. Some students slept will others just sat there quietly. After what felt like a year, we finally arrived a Fenn. I got off the bus, unloaded my stuff and jumped right into my car.