A beautiful Sunday afternoon kicked off our second Berkshire Teen Trail Crew of the summer. All nine teens arrived at the KCC, quiet, and maybe unsure of what to expect. It didn’t take long for everyone to warm up, and by the end of the week, these kids had become carpentry and digging experts.
Our week’s project was to revamp the Wilbur’s Clearing Campsite on
Each night ended with a delicious dessert, especially brownies. After trying Phil’s delicious brownies in the beginning of the week, I decided to try my hand at baking, which led to a disastrous evening snack. I had created chewy brownies that turned brittle once in your mouth, and were near impossible to remove from the cooking pan. A few people said they enjoyed these brownies, though most suffered through and eventually couldn’t take anymore of the burnt treat.
This week wasn’t all work and dirt. One day included a hike to the scenic Wilbur’s Clearing, and another day featured a crazy hike to the summit, complete with ice cream, fresh water, and…milk! A trip to the top of the lighthouse was also in order, and Grayson determined that there were 90 steps in the entire thing. Evening thunderstorms kept everyone in their tents (and miraculously dry), though even then card games prevailed. Tent scares, age-guessing games, and s’mores kept everyone entertained, and hopefully concluded the week with some good memories and experiences.
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