February 3, 2010

Knots, Mosquitos, Etc.

(Second post on Camping)

When camping was over, campers made sure that the yard was left clean and all equipment and gadgets were kept ready for the actual camping on the mountains.

The purpose of that trial camp was not just to learn how to make knots, or have fun in the yard but to learn lessons out of experience.

So we went through details of the fun parts, hard bits, and what to do next time.

Campers' average rating was 8 out of 10. It was lots of fun BUT!

Problem #1: Mosquitoes
Reason: Only one remembered to apply mosquito repellent.
Solution: Make a list what to do and bring before leaving to camp.

Problem #2: Too warm inside the tent.
Reason: Trial camp was in the city and sleeping bags are meant for real camp sites and tents pitched against air breeze.
Solution: Pitch tent favorable to wind direction.

Problem #3: Schedule not followed.
Reason: Lack of leadership and not conscious of time schedule.
Solution: Lead with confidence, and be aware of time schedule.

Problem #4: Can't wait for the next camp.
Reason: Had so much fun!
Solution: Wait patiently.

1 comment:

  1. This is a wonderful idea! I will have to adopt it when my kiddos are a bit older. My husband loves to camp (I think he is going on a snow camping adventure next week!) so he would be all for it! Sounds like they learned a lot!


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