Skills Night-Tamihi Rapids September 20-21, 2019

The first Comm Rec outing of the year saw 47 people brave the Great Outdoors to experience Skills Night. Students spent the night practicing outdoor skills such as setting up tents, fire-starting, water treatment, trail management, backpacking basics, and cooking over burners. Highlights of the trip included the high volume of international students in attendance, learning that heavy packs and long walks don’t mix, and hanging out on the river shore. Extreme Outdoor Education students (and anyone else who wants to) leave a 100 word response below.

3 thoughts on “Skills Night-Tamihi Rapids September 20-21, 2019

  1. Armaan Rai

    I believe that the skills night was a perfect way to kick of the year with. I enjoyed setting up the tent and cooking my meal which tasted disgusting by the way. I also enjoyed helping others with my knowledge of camping and overall it was a really fun experience an specially watching parker take a flip in the puddle.

  2. Karol MacLeod

    I think that skills night is a important thing that deserves its procession. when it comes to what activities should happen and when. As it makes you learn what is important to bring. When it comes to backpacking. As it incorporates things such as a 1 Kilometer hike which is long enough that if you have brought to much you will fill it but not so long to make it so that you really Hurt afterwards assuming that you do not bring way to much with that said last year I was one of those that would end up bring way to much which caused my arms to really hurt but this year I did not make the same mistake

  3. Blair Charron-Franken

    It was fun going to camp i learn lots of things like what the river was called and how to speak some german. I enjoyed the hike there seeing all of the butiful sceneries and the rapids. I had a rilly good time but i wish i brought more food with me to the camp because i got realy hungry but my friend were realy nice to let me have some of there food. I had fun when we were talking to the Brazilians next to the river when they were telling realy interesting story form when they we in Brazil. Over all i had a good time besides the food problem and i would definitely do it again.

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