Sixth grade boys and their teachers are back from their two days at Frost Valley, YMCA in Claryville, New York.
While there, the boys participated in a hike to a 40-foot waterfall and a variety of team-based and individual challenges, including a high-ropes course that encouraged them to step out of their comfort zones. They also took advantage of the on-site observatory on a clear night to view Saturn and Andromeda--an experience that was a perfect introduction to the boys' extensive astronomy unit.
This two-day experience provides the boys with the opportunity to strengthen ties with their classmates as they participate in various team-building challenges. They come to realize how important it is to rely upon others, as well as to employ one's ingenuity in order to meet with success.
In order to be all that they can be, our boys have the support of a caring cohesive community that begins with their peers.