Who’s up for getting lost in the corn?
For most Minnesotans a trip to the annual Fall Festival and Corn Maze may be just an ordinary Saturday in October, but ask a city kid for their take on this Minnesotan classic and their responses will undoubtedly be quite extraordinary.
After swimming through a pool of corn, checking out the pumpkin patch and devising a plan to stick together; we set out on our journey through the corn maze and did everything but stick together! As the group started to split into smaller teams and choose their respective routes through the maze, the sound of comments and questions started fading away into a sea of yellow.
“You think we can make it out?!”
“Hey! Is this the same type of corn we eat at camp?”
The excitement was awesome, the maze was challenging! As we finished up our afternoon just outside the city and headed toward the exit one person yelled out “RACE!” & everyone sprinted toward the van.
Urban Cycling Along the Mississippi
It’s just like riding a bike!
Nice Ride Minnesota stated in June of 2010 and before the 3rd season wrapped up in the fall of 2012 Camp Sunrise participants got to see why they have become a major part of our Minneapolis and St. Paul community.
Peddling along the Mississippi river, crossing through the heart of downtown Minneapolis and learning about the many benefits of staying active while getting from point A to B, YouthCARE youth proved the Nice Ride bike share program truly is for everyone!
Climb Outdoors – Indoors!
Modeled after the cliffs at Taylor's Falls State Park, the climbing pinnacle at the Boy Scouts Base Camp in Bloomington MN, gave Camp Sunrise youth a chance to experience real Minnesota climbing without the really long trip. After arriving at Base Camp, playing a few names games and maneuvering into safety gear it was time to climb! Some of the group wanted to see how many times they could reach the top, others learned to belay and acted as both coach and motivator to a trusting friend on the wall…
Whether they were ascending to the top or supporting from the bottom, youth learned how much of a challenge climbing can be for both the body and mind while the Camp Sunrise culture of Teamwork, Respect & Community was on full display as they cheered each other on.