Sunday, July 3, 2011

Teen Adventure at Elk Cliff

About 6 months ago a friend of ours called and asked if we'd allow a cycling group she was leading to camp in our field.  We said they were welcome.  They arrived yesterday afternoon.  The counselors have been here off and on since the 23rd to plan and prepare for the 14 and 15 year old camper/bikers.  At the gate to our field there's a sign that reads TA BIKE.  Teen Adventure is sponsored by a Quaker camp.  They have quite a setup down there and our field has never looked so camp-like. There are bicycles with kitty litter panniers leaning all over.
Tarps and tents with no sides.

A makeshift kitchen.
And a fire ring down by the creek.
It almost makes me wish I was camping down there - almost.

This morning, as a service project, they helped us clean our winter wheat.  It sure goes a lot faster with 24 people doing it instead of just 2.  I think they might even have enjoyed it.  I know they didn't hate it.
They head out on Tuesday morning and will return again for 3 more nights at the end of July.  We'll feed them pizza with crust made from some of the wheat they cleaned.

I wonder if they'll return next year.  If they do we should plant much more wheat this fall.

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