Campion Academy’s Outdoor Club took 11 students to Copper mountain for a three-day ski trip during the first week of March. Tommy Eickmann, a junior at Campion Academy, has been going for three years. He said, “It’s nice to take a short break from school and enjoy God’s playground.”
The students also got a chance to minister on Sabbath morning by providing the worship service at the Leadville Seventh-day Adventist church. The students led song service and senior Steven DeMaio got the unique opportunity to preach. “I felt blessed that I got to help people in another church get closer to God through my words,” said Steven.
After church service, the students had the opportunity to have some fun sledding. Then on the following ski days, they learned new tricks and experienced new terrain. They bonded and learned more from each other. They also got to know one another better while spending time in the condos.
The annual ski trip has been a longstanding tradition at Campion and this is Kent Kast’s 6th year sponsoring the trip. “This trip is important because it introduces students to a life skill that will provide hours of recreation for many years to come,” he said. “It provides an outlet to the stresses of school and work outside of the competitive world of organized sports.”
Students are encouraged to sign up for the ski trip at the beginning of the year. One of the perks of signing up early is that they get a huge discount. The ski trip is open to anyone, no matter the skill level. Students feel blessed to have the opportunity to go on this trip.
Blake Unsell is a senior at Campion Academy