For those who think state testing is just done in school, think again. At Camp Compass we require a months study time from students who want to move on to the upper levels of the program and they must pass the Pennsylvania Hunter Exam. When a student is preparing for their hunter safety test it can be a very scary task because they come to us with no background knowledge on the subject matter. Nevertheless, it’s all in the preparation and the picture shows the results!
Youth don’t get to use real glasses and linens during school events. So, when the Lehigh Valley Chapter of SCI invited our students to their annual convention they were in for quite a surprise. Friday night was full of new experiences for our first level students and full of renewed memories for a few of our upper level teens. At Camp Compass we believe very strongly in breaking bread with others to allow our students the opportunity to learn more about those that support them. Can you say, FIRST CLASS!
Well it looks like another Christmas wish is on its to way of happening. Zachi, my superhero, who passed away last year, wanted to hunt turkey and we pulled it off. Now another incredible kid wants to do the same. Over the break Gage started on his journey to become a turkey hunter. In the next few weeks, he will be studying and be working with his new hunting buddy Landon to accomplish what many would say is impossible. What everyone who works with any kid in our academy eventually finds out is they refuse to loose. So turkeys look out this spring.
Nothing like chasing pheasant and rabbit on a Saturday morning to make you forget about the world’s problems. We don’t know who has more fun the adults or kids. It doesn’t really matter either because the memories are fond for both. We are grateful that our students continue to work so hard for the outdoor rewards we offer. Heck, if the kids don’t work hard we don’t get to go either. Thanks, students!