For many Summit Seekers, it was their first time exploring Golden Ears Provincial Park. The excitement in the air was nearly palpable upon arrival. Once feet made contact with the dusty ground, the city life was forgotten and all that remained were the endless possibilities that camp could provide over the coming days.
Under the warm embrace of the sun, participants enjoyed many nature-based activities: dynamic hikes to Alouette Lake, building instruments with items found in nature (the rock rattler was a popular and loud crowd favorite) and collecting treasures for their keepsake boxes.
Utilizing their close proximity to the Fraser Valley, participants also had the opportunity to tour Abbotsford’s Eco-Dairy Farm. The day included learning the farm-to-table journey of specific dairy products and viewing Robbie the cow-milking robot in action. The group was most excited to meet the animals on the farm.