Great week of OE! We had a small school for a four day week and they were super fun. Some goofy kids, some camper-types, all day hikes (had a kid poop on his leg), and they had a dance. It was super fun, but I don’t have any particularly interesting things to share that I haven’t before. I mean, besides the kid that pooped on his leg, but you don’t wanna hear about that. Lucky for you, lots of other fun things happened!
On Monday, a few of us got motivated enough to go top rope climbing in the park! It was a lot of fun. Mountain knew of a sweet spot, and between Turtle, Mountain, and camp, we have enough gear, so we went! I’m enjoying rock climbing more and more. I’ve never disliked it, but I might become more motivated to pursue it on a regular basis. In addition to top-roping (a vertical climb attached to a belayed rope), we stopped by a boulder for some bouldering. It had really nice hand holds, so the challenge to build up to for it is not using your feet or legs (apparently called “campusing”).
Then, after a delightful week of OE, it was time for me to think about my future and to have some fun (at different times). After relaxing and running on Friday afternoon, I drove down to Columbus to look for jobs on Saturday. Lucky for me, my mom’s cousin lives in Cbus, so I spent the night with him and his family. In the morning, I visited half a dozen bakeries to see if they were hiring, hoping to chat with a manager or something, pick up an application, etc. Poor planning on my part – it was Saturday morning, so they were pretty busy. I have so many interests, its hard to pick which direction to go… So, I’m looking at trying commercial baking next. I do have a bunch of research and other Outdoor Ed applications in, but haven’t heard anything back yet. Just seeing where I’m taken.
After visiting these different places, I met up with Elm (she worked OE in the spring and with Camp over the summer and goes to OSU) for a couple hours. She showed me around a small part of OSU’s campus, including the library, the oval, the Whispering Wall (which is super cool!), and a Krishna Monk giving out books and asking for donations. It was really good to see her and hopefully she will come up next weekend to see camp and everybody!
Then, it was more driving. I headed east for about an hour and half to meet up with most of the rest of camp people for a Halloween party! I was lame this year and did not have a costume, but the highlights included Hulk Hogan, a Fish and a Fisherman, two Unicorns, Snow White, The Dude, Santa, Batman, Eeyore, and Pocahontas. It was a very fun night. Music, lots of food, games, friends, slept in a hammock, and a chill morning. After relaxing for awhile this morning it was time to come back to camp to get ready for another week. It’ll be a full one, plus work on Saturday.