Summer’s been busy for us—Dan and I have been working our way through the Venture Vermont Challenge during our monthly camping trips, and I am proud to say that I am winning**
My score card so far runs like this:
Paddle a Boat – 10
Swim – 5
Go Wading – 5
Build a Fairy House – 10 (I did 3 of these, but whatevs)
Build two types of campfires – 20
Create a supplies checklist – 10
Put together a First Aid Kit – 10
Climb a boulder – 5
Hike a trail – 20 (includes bringing friends)
Grow a Garden – 20
Clean Up Roadside Litter – 15
Start Composting – 10
Camp at a State Park – 40 (includes new sites)
Visit a State Park – 20
Camp in a Lean-to – 20 (actually did this a couple of times)
Make S’mores – 5
Right now I’m at 235 points. Once I post a photo onto Facebook, win a Frisbee ® match, write a poem, and/or take a picnic, I’ll have completed the challenge. What do I get? According to the website: a free day pass to Vermont State Parks for the rest of this season AND for the 2014 season too.
Hey, Dan also did many of these things, but I’ll leave it up to him to turn in his own score card.
We’ve camped at Ricker Pond, New Discovery, Half Moon Pond, and this weekend, we will be at Stillwater. If it were up to us, our day trip to Franconia Notch would also qualify. Thanks to the Vermont State Parks for drafting this awesome challenge for us, and for helping us to love camping again.
**Winning takes 250 points. Details HERE.
Ricker Pond Reflections HERE