As our outdoor education season here at Pathfinder Ranch has drawn to a close, it’s hard not to reflect back on what we’ve done over the past year. How does one sum everything up and give thanks to all of the many people and other animals who made it all possible? We can try numbers:
4697 Amazing Students 17 Crazy Naturalists
643 Awesome Adult Chaperones 16 Hard-working horses
232 Dedicated Teachers 37 Fun-filled Weeks
63 Fabulous Schools 1 Perfect Mountain Home
But that doesn’t really seem to capture what happens here at Pathfinder. Maybe if we think on some of the more memorable things we overheard students saying.…
“The nature takes care of us; that’s why we have to care.”
“Nature peeing is the best peeing.”
“At Pathfinder, I realized that nature is amusing, and interacting with it can be fun.”
“We should go back to riding horses everywhere instead of driving cars. It’s better for the environment…and more fun.”
“Wait…you guys live here?! This is a job?!”
“I think we could fix the whole world if everyone came here.”
“I thought that learning about plants would be kinda lame, but it’s actually really cool!”
“Nature can be peaceful.”
Closer, but still not quite the whole picture….
There. Perhaps a picture really is worth a thousand words.
Have a great summer everyone! Summer camp has taken over the ranch, but the outdoor education staff will return in the fall!