We had a wonderful experience during our spring backpacking and camping trip this past weekend. The Senior Unit hiked the 13 miles of the Lake Somerville Trailway while the Junior Unit camped along the shore of the lake. The Junior Unit worship theme centered on what they were thankful for, and included a photography hike to identify things in nature for which to give thanks. They also worked on astronomy and spent time canoeing. The Senior Unit began the Trailway trip in the evening, and had to put in a few more miles the first night than planned, as the initial campsite was closed for renovations. Awakening to the sound of birds at daylight, we finally had a chance to see out surroundings, and what a sight it was - wildflowers everywhere. Senior Unit worship focused on the lessons to be drawn from Israel’s loss of the Ark of the Covenant, and the subsequent recovery. We also drew inspiration from the nature around us, encountering butterflies and skinks, deer and wild boar. Sunday morning the two units finally met up at the lake, cooling our feet in the water, and sharing tales of the weekend’s adventures.
The SAIL Pathfinder Club will be debuting the new movie "The Secret of the Fossil" in January as a club fundraiser. More information coming soon!