We un-packed our bags and some interns explored the cabin while others prepared to lead their first lesson plans. Our first lesson plan of the trip was themed "New Year, New Goals," and we played a fun game of capture the flag. Afterwards, we had time to reflect on our past year and write a letter to ourselves about new goals we wanted to achieve in 2014. The next group challenged our minds through a Martin Luther King Jr./ Black History Month themed game of Jeopardy. The room was filled with many animal noises, which acted as a buzzer, as a result of the competitive I-YELers. After the intense and educational game of Jeopardy, we waited for our first nights meal, hamburgers and mac-n-cheese. After dinner, we participated in a star gazing activity led by the accompanying staffs, Guilder and Ilana, where we looked at the stars and told myths and scary stories.
On the last day of the No Snow Trip the team woke up for breakfast and was able to clean up the cabin in under 45 minutes! The coordinators then led a props reflection activity where we gave each other appreciation for doing an outstanding job.