After being cooped up in a bus and having a hearty lunch all of us were ready to be active at Windsor mountain. Our first activity at Windsor Mountain was goal setting. It was a positive way to start off the trip. Next, we lucked out by having the waterfront activity, on the lake, right before free time at the warmest part of the day. Others would have to brave the water in the cold morning air and hike back up to their cabins shivering and dripping wet. At the waterfront there was a form of an obstacle course set up. The goal was to transport a ball from one end of the course to the other with a variety of ways to get the ball from point A to point B. You started off with a small, empty bucket and two people would paddle out towards a raft. A counselor would then throw the ball into the water near the paddle board. Once the two partners got the ball they would put it In the bucket, and paddle the remaining few feet to the raft. One person on the raft would dip a towel in the lake and then squeeze the water out of the towel to fill up the bucket. The other person on the raft fashioned another raft for the bucket and ball, out of two lifeguard tubes and then swam it over to a blue floating mat About fifteen feet long and five feet wide. Two people on the mat had to bring the ball, in the bucket, from one end of the mat to the other without touching it with their hands.
When I was at this station, my partner and I stood up holding the bucket with our arms on the unstable raft attempting to keep our balance for as long as possible until we crashed into the water at the other end. I swam the bucket and ball over to the high jump, where another of my classmates was waiting to lace a rope through the bucket and fashion a zip line, in order to zip-line the bucket down to the dock. Once the bucket was delivered, one person would hop onto an inflatable tube with the bucket in their hands. Their partner would then pull them and the tube into water shallow enough to stand in. The challenge ended as soon as both of them stood up. We tried three times and achieved a better time with each renewed effort. This really taught us the power of teamwork, a lesson I will not soon forget.