The week Lower Elementary headed up to the mountains of western North Carolina to Camp Rockmont for their overnight adventure. Not only is this a fantastic opportunity to build independence and explore the natural world, but it’s also an amazing community builder. New connections and friendships were made while classmates supported each other and cheered each other on!
The rain did not slow us down at all. We learned about the science of popcorn from Farmer John. While on the farm, they harvested popcorn, shucked and prepared to dry popcorn, and then feasted on popcorn. They also harvested loofah gourds and got to feed the farm animals.
Challenged by choice is always our philosophy, and the Rockmont Waterfront gives an element of challenge no matter where a child is at with their skill level. Some of the favorites are the gully washer, Blob, and high dive. The waterfront is definitely a highlight.
One element of this trip that is my personal favorite is taking students on a hike up the mountain. Rhododendron thickets, pioneer cabin, medicinal plants, and mica… are all magical parts of this outing.
It was a fantastic trip!