Byram 6th graders take the classroom outdoors

| 15 Feb 2012 | 10:07

BYRAM — Eighty-five sixth grade students spent three days at Frost Valley YMCA camp in Claryville, NY, in October. The purpose of this three day, two-night experience was to expand the learning environments offered to students and to provide unique opportunities to explore new ideas and build new relationships. While participating in this program students were taught sound environmental ethics, positive personal relationships and the concept of teamwork. On the first day, students were able to test their skills on the rock climbing wall. All students achieved success on this activity from reaching the top to just encouraging others to try. Other activities included studying water and wildlife ecology on the 2,000 acre site, completing an orienteering course and working together on the low ropes course. Students tested their balance and coordination by crossing a cable bridge suspended 10 feet above a stream. Evening highlights included a campfire with songs and s’mores.