This August the BYC took a group of students on a camping trip to Carver State Park in Victoria, MN. This was the first ever BYC camping trip and it was an awesome experience for our staff and students alike! For this trip we collaborated with a local non-profit, Wilderness Inquiry. Teaming with the outstanding Wilderness Inquiry team, BYC students were able to take a canoe trip on GIANT Voyageur Canoes, swim in Lake Zumbrota, camp in four person tents or outside while watching the stars, and learn to cook some delicious meals over the campfire!
One of the highlights of the trip was our BYC Nature Gift Exchange. Students made each other very thoughtful gifts out of items they found at our campsite. Gifts ranged from pet rocks (pictured) to campfire starters made of kindling. This experience showcased how thoughtful and creative our students are. This camping trip was a first for the majority of our students, it was an absolute blast!