Prince of Peace’s fifth grade students enjoy YMCA’s Camp Cosby. Photo courtesy of Jill Spero.
Fifth graders from Prince of Peace Catholic School recently spent an unforgettable three days and two nights at YMCA’s Camp Cosby’s outdoor classroom. The students experienced what they have been learning in the classroom and took advantage of many other learning opportunities on their thirteenth annual field trip.
Students learned safe and proper canoe techniques on Lake Logan Martin and survival skills on land including building a fire, shelter and rescue signals. In the Life Learning Lab, the fifth graders touched a six foot long ball python and discovered how animals adapt to survive in their environments. Another fun part of the trip was the “Ways of Old Days” simulation that took the students back in time to the pioneer days by writing with a quill and ink and making their own toys. Plant physiology, geology, water cycles were also part of the curriculum.
The students were accompanied by their teachers Donna Hecklinski and Laurie Jones, principal Connie Angstadt, father Tom Ackerman, guidance counselor Debbie Calvert as well as parent chaperones.