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Fall Break with Ft. Wayne

By October 31, 2012 No Comments

On one of these activities, two staff members took a van of students to Pierceton Woods Academy, which is another Crossing school, to compete in the annual PWA Challenge Day. The crossing students did well in the various challenges throughout the day, but came up just short of beating the home team this year. Another activity consisted of two staff members taking five students to help out for a night with SOS Ministries, which ministers to homeless men and women in downtown Fort Wayne. The experience was very positive and eye-opening for those five students. Finally, our last trip was overnight to Camp Stillwater, which is just south of Fort Wayne. Jim Stoppenhagan, the camp director, was a wonderful host for our nine students. He led us in low ropes activities, which were very fun and beneficial for all, students and teachers combined. The students also spent part of their time working to clean up part of the camp. The trip was a time for students and staff to bond as we worked and played.  Some special times were had around the campfire or playing hide and seek. However, the most memorable experience was one particular low ropes initiative.  The challenge was very difficult for our students at the beginning but as they learned to communicate and work together, they accomplished the task. Team building After hearing about the fun time had by all at the campout, other students were excited to hear that we plan to go back again later in the school year. We are glad to be back in school, and we look forward to the future trips and activities that we will get to experience with our students.]]>

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