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Camp Intros, Hike & Beach Time

Tue, 07/20/2021 - 14:35

Olympic Sea to Summit CampFrom Olympic Sea to Summit Alpenguides (Sofia & Sophie): Our trip has been off to a great start with an energetic group of girls ready to hit the ground running. Our airport arrivals were full of chatter as everyone got to know each other with name games and get to know you activities. After driving to our first campsite, the alpenguides taught tent set up, camp meals and skill beads. After a full dinner of welcome burritos, we had a name battle on the beach at sunset and got to answer more get to know you questions over M&M's. It was a long, exciting and tiring first day, but Maddy’s positive energy kept the group laughing all through the night. The next morning, we had our first morning yoga session with Anabelle ready to start the day as our early bird. Kairine, as our first leader of the day, also started the day off right by introducing our breakfast of strawberry stuffed french toast with blueberries. At the beach, we played an intense round of ninja, discussed LNT principles, and started our session long game of “Gotcha!” We then set off for our hike, that Brooklyn was especially excited about and Emily was already checking off skills for her wilderness first aid bead! Our 3 mile loop trail hike took us around the bay where we spotted many seals and river otters! Back at camp, Tosca and Katie did an excellent job cooking our dinner of beef terriayki stir fry with stuffed apricots. Eliza was surprised with our first care package that included hot chocolate to share with the group. At the beach we had our first alpenolympic of nalgene shotput where Brooklyn took first place for distance and Anabelle won in style! With our hot beverages in hand, we started to prepare for our overnight sea kayaking adventure and discuss some community norms as a group. Nora brought many thoughtful ideas to the table, that will help create a positive group atmosphere for the rest of our adventures together! Tomorrow Katie will be our LOD as we paddle out to sea and head to our island campsite. We’re looking forward to getting on the water, challenging ourselves and continuing to grow as a new group of friends! Our next blog and photo will be around July 23:)