Upper School Facilitators Ready for the New School Year

Upper School Facilitators Ready for the New School Year

August 21, 2017 – You know the school year has started when the Upper School facilitators take off for their annual retreat. Usually the retreat starts with a team-building exercise on a ropes course at Camp Long. This year, however, the facilitators had the opportunity to go to Puzzle Break and experience a live-action escape-the-room activity where they broke in to teams and were placed in a room full of hidden clues and puzzles. Using their individual wits and teamwork, they were given one-hour to escape. The truly unique adventure set the tone for the rest of their retreat.

After finishing Puzzle Break, the group climbed aboard a school bus and headed to Cascade Meadows Camp. The camp, located twenty-one miles west of Leavenworth along Highway 2, offers fifty years of experience hosting retreats for non profit organizations. The sixty-four acre camp provides group activities such as volleyball and other team sports, horse shoe pits, a creekside camp fire, and plenty of Forest Service hiking trails.

While at the camp, the group discussed ways to welcome and engage new students to the Upper School, discussed what it means to be a leader in our community, and identified the events that the facilitators will support this year. The facilitators are excited about meeting new families to our community and kicking off a great new school year.