Back to Nature
September Back to Nature: Rafting Report
Date: September 8, 2018
Participants: 21 campers, 3 LITs, 6 care workers, 4 volunteers, 8 Mirai no Mori Staff
Sponsor: PERSOL CAREER
It’s the season of annual rafting adventure with MITAKE RACERAFTING !
Everyone gathered around with full energy for the first program after Summer Camp 2018, and along with the theme of the day “Teamwork” and “Courage,” we made up groups for the activities.
Many of the members met each other for the first time, but through fun games they deepened their friendships. Group names “Team Turtle,” “Team River of Peace,” “Team Snakes” were named after river and water, and with the strengthened teamwork, they headed off to the river of Mitake!
Rafting required everyone to get in sync with each other, and with splashes all over their heads, every boat tried to find a way to overcome a 5 km adventure.
Campers screaming “I want to fall into the river!” or “I never want to fall out!” – all challenged themselves, and also engaged in sea otter swimming, skipping rocks, jumping off a cliff challenge during the program. At the end of the day, there was of course – “We did it!”
Looking back at the program, many positive feedback were shared –
“It was fun to be able to paddle the boat together with members I couldn’t have a good conversation at first,”
“It was encouraging for me to see members showing courage to overcome their fear and jump of the cliff!”
This rafting program is becoming a classic summer weekend program, and campers seem to look forward to it every year!