November 22, 2022
Today we bring you two stories from Prescott Adventist Christian School.
Prescott’s Outdoor Club members are busy immersing themselves in a variety of activities that stimulate growth and development and are just plain fun. Students also had the opportunity to learn from and serve the community at the Museum of Indigenous People.
Prescott Adventist Christian School
Outdoor Club at Prescott
In October, Prescott’s Outdoor Club visited Mortimer Farms in Dewey, Arizona. At Mortimer Farms, students picked HUGE pumpkins and negotiated a corn maze. Funnily enough, some got lost in the corn maze (very lost!). The also enjoyed getting on a high-speed spinning device and playing in a massive bounce bubble! Fun was had by all—even those who got lost!
The students also conquered two ropes courses—at Granite Hills Retreat & Conference Center and Emmanuel Pines Camp & Conference Center. Ropes courses are a challenging outdoor personal development and team-building activity that usually consists of high and/or low elements. The course in Prescott was made up of two separate courses—for older and younger kids. The course for older kids was three stories high! It was immensely challenging but incredibly fun. Even though it was scary, everyone had a great time. The younger kids climbed a giant tower—definitely an experience in faith, trust, and courage!
The second visit to a ropes course was at Emmanuel Pines Camp & Conference Center. Here, students faced team-building obstacles and group challenges. This low-ropes course had different stations, including swinging tires, tight ropes, standing on a giant seesaw-like obstacle, and more.
What a creative way to foster cooperation, decision-making, self-confidence, positive risk-taking, social cohesion, trust, self-esteem, leadership, goal setting, and teamwork!
PACS faculty, students, and chaperones had the opportunity to help beautify and tour the Museum of Indigenous People in Prescott, Arizona. After working hard outside—pulling weeds, tilling the soil, raking, pushing a wheelbarrow—and cleaning the glass displays inside the museum, the lower-grade students got to participate with the hands-on exhibits in the museum while upper-grade students learned about Native American history as well as the many contributions they have made in our world. All students toured the museum as well.
Learning and giving—what a fulfilling day