Sunday, March 01, 2009

The Adventuresome Youth of Unionville High

With all the swirling comments about the youth of today not getting out into nature enough anymore it was excellent to host the outdoors class from Unionville High School for the weekend. The spent a night outside in a tarp shelter they created they day they arrived, made tracks on their snowshoes, bonded as a class, and amazingly enough did the polar dip in Surprise Lake! As a matter of fact, several of them sprinted the run from the sauna to the hole in the ice and back several times. This definitely put to rest some of the worries that society has about our youth’s sense of adventure in the wilderness, at least in the minds of us guides at the Algonquin Log Cabin.

Matt Rothwell, Gill Dagg, & Dave Peacock

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