The rising 9th graders from Hyde-Bronx participated in their annual Wilderness Trip to Eustis, Maine in August. This trip has become a tradition for the students entering high school at Hyde –Bronx. It gives the students a unique opportunity to challenge themselves individually and as a group in the Maine woods. The 5-day, 4-night trip (itinerary below) introduces the idea that high school offers a new set of opportunities and responsibilities for a Hyde student. Each year the trip is co-facilitated by members of the faculties of Hyde-Bronx and Hyde-Bath.
The trip included activities familiar to members of the Hyde community. Each one is planned to ask the students to dig deep into themselves to understand what their best looks like in situations that are often new and uncomfortable. The group canoed, sang songs, hiked mountains and tackled a ropes course, mentioning only a few of the group’s adventures.
Unexpected views, and…
The group kept a very busy itinerary:
Travel and arrival on Hyde-Wilderness School campus
Introductions, Campsite set-up and Encampment skills
Group Challenges – Teambuilding
Map & Compass Challenge
Exploration of the Stars & Planets
½ Day Canoe Trip
Evening Field Games
Day Mountain Hike
Whole School Campfire with Skits/Songs
Wrap-up/Debrief and departure to Hyde-Bath Campus
Showers & Clean-up. Departure for Hyde-Bronx.