This year the Adolescents went on a trip with the Echo Hill Outdoor School for 3 days and 2 nights to the Chester River. This Odyssey (one of two for the year) serves as an orientation to the community through social experiences — adolescents have an opportunity to live, work, and learn together away from home — while also providing a connection to the Chesapeake Bay and those that make a living on the Bay.

The students and the teachers experienced life on a boat, and they had a lot of fun doing so! On the first day of the trip, the students split up into two groups to do two different activities. One group went exploring on an island with Ms. Anne-Marie, Captain Kaeo, and Alllison, an Echo Hill staff member. The other group went fishing with Captain Andy, Mr. Elliot, and Quinn, another Echo Hill staff member.

Early in the morning of the second day the whole class went out to watch some watermen bring up their fish and crab nets. We purchased some delicious blue crabs to eat for lunch! 
On the third day we had a fun art contest depicting life on the Chester River, inspired by songs and poetry sung and read by Captain Andy.
 
The adolescents had a lot of fun on this trip and we give thanks to the boat crew: Captain Kaeo, Allison, Quinn, and Captain Andy. The 7th years can’t wait to go back next year!