On Monday, Sept. 12, 11 Middle School students and 2 of their teachers spent the day climbing, swinging, balancing, strategizing, and having a lot of fun together. Guided through many of Triple C’s challenges, both high and low, the students built trust and teamwork, discovered unknown leadership and courage in themselves, and won praise for being one of the most encouraging groups their leader has seen so far this year.
“I learned that I have more courage and balance than I thought I did,” said one student.
“I realized that there are many things you can’t do by yourself; you need a team,” said another.
A student new to NBS wrote, “During the whole experience, I never once feared falling or not being safe because I trusted everyone behind me and before me. Trust is what changed my experience at Triple C.”
Another new student wrote, “I have never done anything like that before, and to my surprise, I was actually good at it! Under other circumstances I would have said, No way that I’m doing that! But now I feel like I want to go back there and do it again. This once-in-a-lifetime field trip reminded me that I can do anything, as long as I put my heart into it.”
The day was a strenuous, challenging, and wildly fun day. We can’t wait to go back again!
One student summed up the day in poetic form:
harnesses illuminate us
like puppets in the
shadows, Climb on.