Mount Moresby Adventure Camp 2011 season

  • Oct. 7, 2011 7:00 a.m.

Submitted by Joanne Hager–It could easily be debated that we have the best jobs on island since we get to explore the great outdoors with the incredible youth of Haida Gwaii. It never ceases to amaze us how energetic, open, and adventurous our children are, and it’s inspiring to see how each one meets the challenges of life outside with their own unique skills, perspectives, and senses of humour.The Forest Stewardship program has been the mainstay of the camp since its inception in 2005. Unfortunately, we were unable to offer the program in 2010 due to lack of funding. However, thanks to the monumental efforts of Traci Murphy (MMAC’s Executive Director), Myriam Legault (proposal writer extraordinaire), and many dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers, we were able to run the program this year for grade 5s, 9s, and 11s.Before winter sets in and moments down by the lake feel like a distant place and time, we wanted to extend a huge Haaw’a and our sincere gratitude to all those who made this season one of our best, richest, most adventurous, and just plain awesomest ever! Haaw’a to Chief Cumshewa for sharing his land and knowledge of paddle making; Sylvia Young for her youthful energy, patience, and getting all those bracelets and headbands woven and finished (an amazing feat!); Barbara and Charlie Mack for their endless enthusiasm and inspiring a new generation of archers; Blanche Bell for her translations and calming presence; Toby Sanmiya for getting us up into the forest canopy; Henry Crosby for songs in the canoes; Ben from the DFO for bringing the histories and ways of fish alive even though we couldn’t see them because of the high water levels!; Marc and Derrick from the RCMP for their playfulness and easy rapport with the students; all the parents who helped get their children packed, out of bed, and onto the buses; all the chaperones who made life so much easier with their energy, interest, and ability to function well on little sleep!; all the teachers, principals, and everyone at SD50 for their continued support and commitment to outdoor education; the RCMP for helping to fund the grade 11 program; BC Gaming for providing the bulk; and most of all, to the youth for laughing, raging, surmounting, exploring, creating new stories, going along with the unknown, and finding the courage to stay, to share, and to try something new, you guys rock! Never forget how powerful and special you are.The future of the camp is always somewhat tenuous given our financial situation, but we will try our hardest this winter to find the resources needed to offer the Forest Stewardship program again next spring. If anyone is interested in getting involved with the camp (we especially need a volunteer coordinator), please contact Traci at 626-3844 or traci@adventurecamp.ca.

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