Guest Post: Bath Summer Leadership Challenge Outdoor Adventures and Science

The students played volleyball and kickball in the fields for some fun and had a great time turning their discovery groups into competitive teams.

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Next, they did some scientific studies to learn about the beach and sea life such as melting sea shells using chemistry and simulating life as a sea turtle by trying to find food blindfolded and not being able to know the difference between a meal and a plastic bag.

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Finally, the students went on a day excursion to Monhegan Island, an artists community about an hour from the mainland by boat. There they toured the museum and explored the island with the goal to complete a twelve line poem and an illustration.

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Guest Post: Bath Summer Leadership Challenge 2016 Boat Adventures and Academics

The students went on trips this week to learn about Maine and its history.  One was a visit the replica of the historic ship “Virginia” in Bath, currently being built, and the other was to catch lobsters in Portland with Lucky Catch.

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Next, the students did some serious studying and research to prepare for their history presentations in front of the whole school later in the week.  Topics included Fort Popham, Bath Iron Works, the Hyde Mansion, historic downtown Bath, and Thomas W. Hyde (the school’s namesake).

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Guest Post: Bath Summer Leadership Challenge 2016 Community Activities

The students were given opportunities for community service on Friday and they did a fantastic job helping out in quite a few different ways: They volunteered for The Theater Project, Habitat For Humanity Maine, Mid Coast Hunger Prevention, Plant Memorial Home, Collinson Farm, the ArtVan, Morris Farm in Wiscasset, and the Chocolate Church Arts Center.

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The next day, the students learned how to prepare foods in a Culinary Challenge set in the dining hall. Thanks to Chef Mike Flynn for organizing and sharing his culinary knowledge!

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Guest Post: Bath Summer Leadership Challenge 2016 Eustis Trip

The students packed up and traveled one hundred and twenty-four miles north to the beautiful, mountainous wild of Eustis, Maine. There they stayed at separate campsites with their discovery groups playing games, learning about camping, and bonding.

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During the trip, the students were able to hike a mountain and go canoeing around scenic flagstaff lake.

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Guest Post: Bath Summer Leadership Challenge 2016 Days 2 & 3

On Day 2 of the 2016 Hyde Bath Summer Leadership Challenges, the students went down to the fields in front of the mansion to do some Discovery Group Challenges. Each activity brought out their leadership and brought each disco group closer together.

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Later that evening, everyone gathered in the gym for an introduction to Performing Arts at hyde, where they played a game similar to but much more challenging than Simon Says. After the game was finished, they were instructed to come together as disco groups and come up with their group’s country, animal, and cheer.


The students woke up early and headed out to the track for a mile run. At the end of the program, they’ll do this again to see how much they’ve improved since. Everyone cheered each other on and did their best.

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Next, the gym was occupied so that there could be a multitude of athletic competitions.

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