~ shared by J. Ranner
It seems like just yesterday, kids all across the country (or more truthfully, pretty much all of us) were eagerly counting down the last days of school so we could enjoy the warm, sunny and glorious days of summer vacation. Months of carefree days were at our disposal, and September seemed to be lightyears away.
Oh, how naive we all were.
The nights are just a little bit shorter and cooler, and the start of an all-new school year is looming closer and closer. While it’s sad to say goodbye to yet another wonderful summer, as F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” New experiences, friends and opportunities are on the way, and it is to be celebrated!
One of my fondest memories growing up were class trips. That rare occasion when comrades were sprung from the daily school grind and brought to various locations. It can be said that these special days, these awesome class trips, were instrumental in helping all of us grow! Whether we took a quick trip down the road to our local courthouse, spent the day at Hersheypark, or even an entire week in Florida, we all returned from our trips a different person than we departed as.
Class trips, whether they are offered in the beginning of the year as a bonding experience or at the end of an academic year as a reward, will become important memories to kids! Whether your objective is learning or just unwinding and having a great time, Woodloch has all sorts of options to achieve your goal- here are just a few!