The seventh and eighth grade students from NCCS recently took part in a four-day outdoor educational camping adventure at beautiful Camp Gross in Cassadaga. Jeff Tabasco, NCCS prep school science teacher, provided this outstanding experience for 29 of his students. Outdoor activities, fun, and games in science, English language arts, math, and social studies were among the educational opportunities the students enjoyed. Student cooking and clean-up teams kept all campers very well fed and organized throughout the camping adventure. In addition, an evening of spiritual meditation and reflection was held on the last night of the trip. During the candle-lit and emotional event, students gave thanks for their blessings and reaffirmed their strong bonds of friendship with classmates. Special thanks to Camp Gross Ranger, Tim Cobb, for checking on the campers each day and for helping to identify a young bald eagle that was spotted at the camp.
Jeff Tabasco explains topography to his students in the lodge at Camp Gross. Seventh and eighth grade students from NCCS took part in a outdoor education adventure.