|Ready for a hike|
Every week of Outdoor Adventure Camp had a similar schedule. Each new group did roughly the same activities as the group the week before.
Week seven most of the kids were from the Montgomery Village Boys & Girls Club.
Mondays were filled with team building, introductions and a scavenger hunt, the rest of the week there were many activities including how to set up a tent quickly and pack a backpack for a long hike. There were always many trips to the lake and creek, especially during the heat of the afternoon. Fridays always ended with an ice cream and watermelon victory social.
Outdoor Adventure Camp is a confidence builder. It's a new program for Ijams and it's made possible with the help of these generous partners:
• West Knoxville Sertoma Club
• Boys and Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley
• Grassroots Outdoor Alliance
• Horny Toad Activewear
• Pelican International
• River Sports Outfitters
Additional food and funding provided by:
• South Knoxville Alliance
Ijams offers camp scholarships for kids in traditionally under-served communities. After the first four weeks we've seen kids from Walter P. Taylor, Western Heights, Middlebrook, North Ridge Crossing, Halls/Powell and Haslam, Norwood and Montgomery Village Boys and Girls Club.
Here's some highlights of week seven:
- Jennifer Roder. Story and photos by Stephen Lyn Bales.
Open your eyes. It's time for the team scavenger hunt.
And a four-leaf clover is worth 50 points!
And a creek walk to look for crawdads and salamanders.
There's a faux storm coming, must set up the tents quickly.
Then repack and head out on the trail.