This year for the rainbow river campout we went to Goethe state park. We arrived late at night and had a cracker barrel, then went to sleep. We woke up around 7:30, had a quick breakfast then went tubing on rainbow river for 2 hours. Christian Cole brought his inflatable raft for the river and a lot of kids tied tubes together to make clusters. The river was freezing but it felt nice in the intense heat. We came back to the campsite to practice some skills like knots and axe yard. Mr. Davis held a knot tying contest where all the participants won popsicles. In the middle of the hot afternoon, Mr. Gadsby brought us to the headsprings, where we swam for an hour in crystal clear water and took a small hike through the park. Once we came back, everyone made dinner. After dinner we made dutch oven deserts and invited a troop from Orlando, who was sharing the campsite with us, to eat the dutch oven food. After desert we all went to bed. In the morning we made breakfast and had an interfaith worship service. Once we were finished we cleaned up tidewater trail as a service project then everyone headed home. Overall the campout was hot and buggy, but it didn’t rain like last year and was a lot of fun.
Connor Davis, Historian