Thursday, July 17, 2008

We began the ropes course today with easy activities to build confidence with the other members in our group. We did trust exercises like falling backwards into the arms of a partner. Over the course of the day, we scaled 12 foot walls, did partner tight roping, and organized ourselves in birthday order on a log without ever touching the ground and without the ability to see. The RA's encouraged those of us who normally take charge to sit back a bit and see how others respond and take up the responsibility and vice versa. The whole day was a very eye-opening experience into my own leadership ability and style.
Lunch was sandwiches on the beach with a gorgeous view of the water. We spent the last minutes of lunch skipping stones and reflecting on the morning activities.

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