March 23

Chaperone for Eagle Bluff Trip

I just completed chaperoning my son’s class for a 3 day outdoor excursion to Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center.

This was a wonderful trip to be able to spend some time outdoors with my son and see him with his peers doing new and exciting things. I also learned a couple new things and got to really challenge myself as well. Each day we had a couple classes on various topics from Animal Signs

to Winter Survival to Pioneer Life to a night hike.

Animal signs on the trail






Winter survival building shelter

One of the highlights of the trip was the ropes course. Now if you have never done this before it might look like no big deal but… let’s say it was challenging.

The ropes course

As a chaperone I was asked if I could assist the kids up on the rope course. I am here to help so I agreed. Well I got the zip line. The. Last. Obstacle. So what does that mean, I got to go first. And let me tell you there is no better motivation than having 17 kids watching you as an adult, work through this thing 30′ in the air walking on a 3/4″ steel cable.

The best thing about this was my son down below sending words of encouragement all the way. Needless to say I made it though and really went out of my comfort zone to get this done.


Returning to the center

I have to say “thank you” again to all the ┬áthe staff at Eagle Bluff. From our liaison Grant to the teachers to the cooks and cleaning crew (their motto is “We love mud”) everyone was awesome. The facility is also great. Lots of really cool and interesting things to see everywhere you go.

To close this out, as a parent, if you ever get the opportunity to go and do this with your kids, do it. You won’t ever regret it.

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