South Shore's Outing to UW Waterfront Activities Center

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Team:
South Shore K-8
Date:
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Trip Type:
Canoeing
Plan:
7:30a Van pick-up
8:15a Leaders meet @ Columbia City Bakery
8:45am) Students arrive Showalter
9:00a) Prepare to depart (gear, introductions)
(9:15am) Depart school
(9:15-9:45) Travel to UW Waterfront Activities Center, morning snacks en route
10:00 WAC opens. Prepare for canoeing (get canoes, life jackets, visit restrooms, etc.).
10:30 Canoe lesson, and start canoeing in arboretum, stop for lunch and exploration on Foster Island, canoe back to UW
1:30 pm) Return canoes to UW, play near climbing wall if time, prepare for return trip (restrooms)
2:00 - Travel to Arboretum for short walk
3:00 - Return to South Shore
3:30 - Post-trip discussion, return gear, Kids picked up
Report:
We met at the school, did introductions, played the zip-zap-zoom name game which seemed to work well. Drove to UW, got to the WAC just as it opened, which was nice because there weren't many people there. We did a really quick lesson canoeing, and we should have done a slightly longer lesson. Canoed around the Arboretum; kids seemed to have a great time. Saw lots of birds and turtles. Ate lunch at a little park, not the most wild area because there were a lot of people and boats, but kids loved running around and playing tag. After canoeing we went to the arboretum and the kids payed ultimate frisbee.
Suggestions:
One kid lost his glasses overboard. Into the muck. They were gone...