This past weekend, a group of 15 students in Outdoor Club traded the classrooms for four days of winter activities, which consisted of sledding, skiing, and snowboarding at Copper Mountain.
The trip started off with the students leading worship service at the Leadville Seventh-day Adventist Church. Caleb Gann along with his sister Addison shared the sermon.
Caleb recalled, “The best part for me about church in Leadville was being able to share the things that I have discovered as I have studied Joseph’s story that have helped me in my walk with Christ. I also really enjoyed the hospitality that we received from the members of the Leadville church.”
After church, the students changed into their snow gear and went sledding before arriving at their accommodations which was a former convent converted into a rental home.
Over the next three days, the students persevered through the cold wind and snowy conditions and enjoyed the slopes. “Even though it was cold and my first time skiing, I had a lot of fun learning and really enjoyed the jumps once I was comfortable enough to hit them,” commented Yolanda Han, sophomore.
Unfortunately, one student did have an injury, and had to return to Campion after fracturing her arm.
Each night after skiing, the students helped prepare dinner, followed by study hall and then free time where the students bonded and got to know each other.
“I’ve been on ski trip all four of my years at Campion but this year really stuck out to me. In previous years, most of the people who went already knew each other and were close, but this year we were mostly acquaintances. I really enjoyed getting to know new people through games and talking during free time, especially since we were all staying in one place,” reflected Lindsey Smith, senior.
The students returned to Campion tired and sore but with great memories.
Ciara Felix, Student News Team