We spent the entire day on a small section of the Hood River. We spent the morning working on strokes, edging, eddy turns and bracing. After practicing “skills”, we played games and then had lunch.
After lunch, we actually did a little river running section of the
Hood River. The kids were really excited to go “down” a river.
played “follow the leader” down the 1 mile section of the river,
stopping in eddies and practicing ferries. The “largest” rapid on this
section, we practiced catching eddies all the way up to the rapid and
using “paddle signals” to communicate as we made our way down through
the rapid. It was a great day on the river. By the end of the day, the
kids were very tired, but still excited about the next two days.
Questions for the day:
“What was your most favorite part of Day 2?”
“The rapids, because it was refreshing and the games we played were fun.”
was so much fun. We learned so much and had a million laughs. But, one
of the BEST parts of today was the game “piano keys”. It is the best
game ever. So much fun!”
“I loved “piano keys”.
“My favorite thing today was going on rapids and flipping over. Also, when we played “piano key”.
“Why do you love Wet Planet?”
“I love Wet Planet because it’s pretty organized. They also have a load of activities and are always on time.”
“I love Wet Planet because the people are responsible, friendly and safe.”
love Wet Planet! The people are so nice, the instructors are great and
the scenery is so pretty. Wet Planet isn’t uptight, it’s laid back and
everyone wants to stay and hang out.”
“Wet Planet is awesome because it has the best people.”
(Remember these are 10-12 year olds and didn’t share their thoughts during this activity . . . wow!)
Stay tuned for Day 3 . . .
– Heather @ 12:44 PM