2012 Three fun activities I did on the first day of Field Studies in hakuba

On the first day when we arrived to Evergreen Outdoor Center we gathered up had a talk and then had lunch. We once again gathered up and they explained what we had to gather to make our tent. We got all of the resources and then we started to make our tents. I was knowledgable because I knew how to help make a tent because I made one before.

This is two different tent groups making their tent’s

Once we finished we deposited our luggage into our tents we did three activities (actually did four but that one is not important). The first one we did was named helium hoop and also helium stick. For the helium hoop and the helium stick it was the same idea. Everyone had to place their two index fingers straight facing up to the hoop while holding it um from the bottom, and we had to get the hoop to the floor (same with helium stick except with stick). For some reason not everyone co-operated and the hoop (for some reason) went up instead of our goal which was down. We tried again and this time everyone communicated and co-operated well and we got the hoop to the bottom. We did the same with the helium stick. Once we got bored of doing it we tried with less people per thing and it was easier. I think it was because with less people its easier because they don’t have to communicate with too many people.

Not my picture

Next we went to a more open area and tried another activity that had to do with ropes. In this activity we had to stand in a circle and then we had to hold the end of one string in both of your hands so its like a string circle. We had to try and make a not with every string. We kept trying but it never worked and then one of the counselors gave us a hint. The hint was to pretend as if we were part of the string, so we went under and over each others strings but we never quite got the hang of it. When we finally gave up our counselor told us that 4th graders managed to do it and I thought to myself “great 4th graders are smarter than us.”

Lastly we did something named lava passing. The idea is to get everyone across a lava lake and the only way you can is by having a magical helmet on but you can only wear it to cross the river once. We got the idea and started thinking then we got the idea of making a large person carry a small, person and then make the small person wear the helmet to cross one more time. We kept doing this but there was a flaw there was not enough people being carried. So they made me (the strongest) carry two of the not the lightest people on my back for some reason. I succeeded and then they kept doing that with the strongest people and we finally made it. In that activity I was a risk-taker because I carried two (not very light) people on my back.

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