Emery’s Junior Class Goes Outdoors
A unique aspect of going to The Emery/Weiner School is the trips that we take each year. During the winter, 9th-11th graders travel to outdoor sites to bond with their peers and test their limits. This year the junior class went to Camp Eagle in Rocksprings, Texas. We were offered many activities such as rappelling, rock-climbing, caving, archery-tag, and a super swing.
Brynne Jacobs recalled, “I had so much fun on the trip! My favorite activity was the super swing! It was scary, but so much fun and definitely something I will remember forever!”
All 66 students were split up into three different groups with different guides leading them to each activity. In addition to the physical activities, we also played multiple team building games in order to strengthen the grade. At night, every person was randomly paired up with another person and they would talk to each other.
Jillian Greenberg said, “I normally stick to talking to only my small group of friends, but on this trip I had the opportunity to connect with people that I don’t usually talk to. Whether we were hiking side by side or paired up together for an activity, I got to branch out and meet new people.”
Another highlight of the trip was playing basketball as one of the night activities. Eve Baliff described “playing basketball with my peers against some of the faculty was the best part of my experience. My English teacher is so funny and I am glad that we could participate in an activity together outside the classroom.”
Overall, Emery trips are a highlight of each new school year, and we are looking forward our next travel experience!
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