Chattering Flying Squirrels (July 12 Senior) – Wynchemna http://wynchemna.com English Language Adventure Camps in Canada Thu, 23 Aug 2018 18:45:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Chattering Flying Squirrels – Final Goodbyes – August 7-8, 2016 http://wynchemna.com/chattering-flying-squirrels-final-goodbyes-august-7-8-2016/ Tue, 09 Aug 2016 04:00:19 +0000 http://wynchemna.com/?p=5750 PARTY TIME!!!! Amazing how time flies when you are having fun! Students were stunned when they realized that these were their last two days at Wynchemna. Emotions were mixed and running high. We started off Sunday morning with a greasy breakfast at Tim Hortons, the quintessential Canadian spot (even though it has been bought over […]

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PARTY TIME!!!!
Amazing how time flies when you are having fun! Students were stunned when they realized that these were their last two days at Wynchemna. Emotions were mixed and running high. We started off Sunday morning with a greasy breakfast at Tim Hortons, the quintessential Canadian spot (even though it has been bought over by an American company). We had a delicious English muffin with hashbrowns. Then we went back to our residence and wrote our Airport Letters. Each student had their name on several sheets of paper which would be passed around the room and signed by all the other students. These were then sealed in an envelope only to be read when they boarded their flights. Students were loud at times, laughing hysterically at what they were writing, and other times absolutely silent in concentration, penning heartfelt notes to each other. Before we knew it we were heading out to lunch at Maurya’s, our favourite Indian buffet. We had butter chicken, naan bread, rice, and potatoes; as much as we wanted! By the time we were finished, we were stuffed and could barely get up out of our seats! Good thing we had to walk back to get in some exercise and sweat off all that food we’d been stuffing our faces with!
Then we were back to the residence again to clean our apartments and pack our bags. Don’t forget anything! After they were done packing and cleaning, students had their last taste of free time. Some played basketball, some went to buy groceries, some went shopping, and some just hung out and chatted.
Tick tick tick and suddenly it was six o’clock and we were hopping onto the bus headed for our most fancy meal yet: yes, our last dinner at Wynchemna. We arrived at Nick’s Steakhouse. What a quaint little place this was! Inside there were nice dim yellow lights, TV screens on every wall and comfortable booth seats. We were treated to a steak dinner. Students could choose how they wanted their steaks done: rare, medium, or well-done. They also had a choice of mashed potatoes, baked potato or fries. When the steaks arrived, students were chewing with smiles on their faces. It was goooood.
Click your heels three times and we were back at SAIT, all packed into our common room excited to watch our Slideshow. It was a collection of all our photos played to a choice selection of summer songs. Students loved it. They laughed and laughed at the funny, wacky photos of their peers, they shouted out names and whistled, they cheered. But the hooting and howling wasn’t over. Next we did certificates. Each had a funny moniker attached. We had a Mr. Mango, a Most Likely To Become A Professional Swimmer, a Best Smile and many more witty titles. It was the most open and together yours truly had ever seen the group.
Then students went to freshen up for the party. They took showers and dressed up and headed over to the Tower basement. We had a smooth DJ waiting there for us, playing some sweet tunes. In short, we danced all night to the best songs ever. We danced like the night was never going to end. By the end we were drenched in sweat, happy and smiling from ear to ear.
In a few hours’ time we would take our flights back to our home countries. Students signed t-shirts and traded cards and gifts. They didn’t want to sleep, and who could blame them? It was their very last night at Wynchemna. By the time morning rolled around students were loading their luggage onto the bus and van. They said their goodbyes, there were many a tear and hugs abounded. We promised to email and social-media each other, we promised we would go visit each other, in Taiwan, in France, in Italy, in Mexico, in Russia, in Czech. It was bittersweet as students made their way to the airport. As their planes took flight, soaring up and up into the skies, students were already missing each other and missing the great times they had at Wynchemna. We knew we would see each other again, if not in real life, then for sure in our dreams. – Signing out for the last time, John, Julia, Kat, Aggy and Dave ☺

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Chattering Flying Squirrels – Camping Trip – August 1-6, 2016 http://wynchemna.com/chattering-flying-squirrels-camping-trip-august-1-5-2016/ Sun, 07 Aug 2016 03:12:58 +0000 http://wynchemna.com/?p=5723 August 1, Monday It was Adventure Time at Wynchemna . . . The Chattering Flying Squirrels were off to Camp! We filled up on our usual breakfast spread, gobbling down bacon and eggs, waffles with Nutella, not knowing if it would be our last taste of true Canadian morning delights. The buzz was in our […]

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August 1, Monday

It was Adventure Time at Wynchemna . . . The Chattering Flying Squirrels were off to Camp!
We filled up on our usual breakfast spread, gobbling down bacon and eggs, waffles with Nutella, not knowing if it would be our last taste of true Canadian morning delights. The buzz was in our bones, it resounded in our heads: camping, camping, camping! Into the wild! But not just yet. Students sweetly savoured their last three formal lessons. They soaked up as much as they could, already missing the classroom. One of our more reluctant students, Roger, was heard saying in the hallway: “Why can’t we have more lessons? Just one more lesson!” And yet the learning never stops.
Before we knew it we were loading the Budget truck with our sleeping bags, foamies, tents, luggage and big ol’ heavy-duty boxes stocked with food and utensils. No one could guess by looking at these black and yellow boxes, but hidden within these crates were the best meals of our Wynchemna days. Then we were climbing on board our magic yellow school bus. And no one could guess by looking at that yellow and black bus that it would soon transport us to the most phenomenal camp experience of our lives.

The ride there was just a little teaser. It was a beautiful scenic drive. As we approached Kananaskis country, we saw the mountain ranges peek up over the horizon, then slowly reveal its full radiant glory in the noonday sunshine. Students gawked and quickly snapped photos from the windows, not wanting to miss capturing the awesome view, not only in their minds but with their cameras so they could share it with their friends and family.
A few minutes more and we were at our campground in the impossibly magnificent Pocaterra. It was a dream. To our right was the looming mountain passes. We had a vast field for games, We had an amazing campfire spot. We had a gurgling rushing river streaming around our site. We were surrounded by tall, evergreen pines.
Altogether we got down to business, setting up our tents like pros, just as we had practiced. We had them up and ready in mere moments. Students excitedly crawled into their new homes. It was so cozy students didn’t want to leave! Students were simply adorable in their tent groups. There were the Cute Bears, Moose, Snails, Big Birds, Bunnies, Gorillas and Wolves. A bunch of animals they were indeed!
But another urge compelled them. The most primeval of urges: HUNGER. We soon came to discover that Camp food is the best food. We set up stoves, we cut up fruits and vegetables, we made cheese and cracker plates, we sautéed with frying pans. It was teamwork at its finest. And all this under the unending blue skies of K-country. When dinner was ready, our mouths were quite visibly watering. We had chicken souvlaki kebabs, beans, garlic bread, veggie spring rolls and watermelon. We ate our fill and then ate some more!
Satisfied, we began cleaning dishes under the setting sunlight. Each meal we had two tent groups cleaning on a rotation. At Wynchemna, we believe that everyone should share the load, and that a little work for everyone is a lot more fun for everyone. With the dishes clean and put away, we were all but ready for bed. But the night was still young. It was campfire time!! A crew of natural woodsmen began chopping wood. All that sweat and energy was well worth it. The bonfire was huge! It blazed and blazed like it could never go out. And it never did! Students kept it going day and night. And when it got dark, students were wide-eyed and slack-jawed at the beauty above; it was a sky full of stars. We stared up dreamily at the little diamonds that twinkled at us. The best part? The shooting stars! With each one we spotted we made a wish, and we all wished for the same thing: that the camping would never end.
As the night went on, students retired to their tents, exhausted and smoky but warm and full. They were out like lights as soon as they laid their sweet heads down and tucked into their sleeping bags. Sleep tight!

August 2, Tuesday
What was that undeniably delicious smell at 10 o’clock in the morning? French toast. Students woke with the sunrise. It was a little chilly, as you might expect from mountain air in the early dawn, but students braved the nippy cold. They brushed their teeth dutifully and made a little effort to wash their faces and style their hair. There was no room for vanity in camping, Mother Nature demanded all the attention.
After a ravenous breakfast of the aforementioned French Toast and chocolate milk, we were off to our first camping activity: Hiking up in Galatea! We had hiked before, but never like this. Galatea was a beautiful woods and the trail, though long, was gentle and forgiving. The hike was not without its excitement. As we crossed over the bouncy suspension bridge we decided to take a detour in another direction. It led us to a wonderful spot with large boulders by a bubbling brook. We enjoyed a lunch of cold cut sandwiches that we had packed and helped to carry. Then we went swimming in Lillian Lake. Students were glad to get in a little bit of a bath.
Back at our campground, we had pasta with cornmeal back bacon. But who cares about dinner? It was dessert that we looked forward to! Gathered around the campfire as one big family we shared roasted marshmallows and made a mystical Canadian sweet called Smores: a toasted marshmallow with a piece of dark chocolate sandwiched between two Graham crackers. Mmmm…. That night we dreamt of big pillowy marshmallows like clouds in the sky…..

August 3, Wednesday

I was very impressed with our group today. It’s rare to find a group of students who are all able to ride a bicycle, but this group took it a level higher: they were all amazing Mountain Bikers. When the truck finally arrived with our bikes, students strapped on helmets and hopped on their wheels. Although the trail was a little muddy, it made it that much more fun! Students loved the feeling of cool mountain air blow by their faces as they rode down valleys after pedalling up impossibly steep hills. For supper we had stir fry chicken in coconut milk with rice. We finished off the night with marshmallows around the fire. No night camping would be complete without it!
There was another surprise: another Wynchemna group came to share our campground! We played nice with them, we were respectful and shared our equipment, utensils and space. We even got to know some other new students!

August 4, Thursday

Man oh man, today was a rush! We were up as early as 7:30. “Why so early?” You wonder. Well, today was a very special day. It was the highlight of the camping trip! Yes, weeks ago students had made a decision between two choices: Horseback Riding or The Athabasca Glacier Icewalk. Which would you choose, dear reader? A difficult conundrum to be sure! In the end, students made up their minds and we climbed aboard two different buses and were off.
The Horseback riding group reached their destination first: Lake Louise. What was the scent in the air? Was it horse poop? No, no, it was the scent of love! Students awed and cooed as their horses were led out of the stables. There was Poodle and Freckles and Chester, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder and Rudolph. Each student was paired with a horse and each fell in love. Yes, it was love at first sight. They mounted their horses, sat snuggly into their saddles and before they knew it they were riding a horse! The horses clip-clopped down the beautiful trail, it was beauty on beauty, almost too much! Students gallantly rode their horses around a fantastic view of the turquoise Lake Louise. But not to be outdone was the Glacier Walk. The bus ride was five hours long, yes, five! But it was well worth the wait for half an hour on the Athabasca Glacier. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity. Students bundled up in layers from the cold glacier ice and the whipping wind. We took a truck with huge 5-foot wheels up to the ice field. When the driver lowered the stairs, we sped onto the ice. The biggest highlight was drinking the glacier water! We got our bottles out and filled them up to the brim. It was the best water we ever drank: clean, pure, 100% Canadian glacier water. Then back to our camp home we were absolutely exhausted. But we had our ritual around the campfire, falling asleep with marshmallows in our mouths.

August 5, Friday

Today was free time day. Students could wake up whenever they wanted and do whatever they wanted today. We were supposed to head down to Canmore for a swim in the lake. Unfortunately the bus driver was too afraid to come up and get us. But nonetheless we brave Squirrels made the best of it. We grabbed our swimsuits and got into the chilly river water that encircled our camp. They splashed about and had fun. We had pancakes with blueberries for breakfast, then a late lunch of chicken burgers and sausages. It was a good day.

August 6, Saturday

This was the saddest day. It was the day we would leave our campground. The weather seemed to understand as it began pouring rain. We took down our tents and rolled up our sleeping bags, we cleaned the field. With long faces, we climbed onto the magic school bus, but not before we took one more gaze at the face-melting beauty of Pocaterra. Even through the drizzling rain, there emerged a ghostly mist, floating like creatures over the mountains. It was a sight to behold.
Then we drove back home. We were excited about one thing, however: Showers. When we got back we quickly packed away our stuff, and then we jumped in the bathroom for a nice long hot hose down. We washed away the five-day filth and felt like brand-new people.
As I sit here in my SAIT dorm room, gazing out over Downtown Calgary, I see the tall towers and concrete buildings and already I miss the mountains. But the memories, those are what we keep and hold on to. Memories of the blazing bonfire, the misty mountains, the starry skies, the fantastic food, the amazing activities. These memories we keep forever.

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Chattering Flying Squirrels – Lessons and Camping Prep – July 31, 2016 http://wynchemna.com/chattering-flying-squirrels-lessons-camping-prep-july-31-2016/ Mon, 01 Aug 2016 03:06:54 +0000 http://wynchemna.com/?p=5630 What busy little bees we were today! There was a palpable buzz of excitement in the air. Exuberant whispers and eager chattering filled the hallways. What was it? What was this strange and electrifying feeling inside our bones? All through our city, all through our homes? We were flying up, no ceiling, when we’re in […]

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What busy little bees we were today! There was a palpable buzz of excitement in the air. Exuberant whispers and eager chattering filled the hallways. What was it? What was this strange and electrifying feeling inside our bones? All through our city, all through our homes? We were flying up, no ceiling, when we’re in our zone. Yes, if you could drop in you would have seen a very amusing sight indeed: Wynchemna students going about with a bounce in our step and a silly smile on our faces! What was going on? The answer was simple: we go camping tomorrow!
A five day camping trip was just the highlight we were all looking forward to. The anticipation was bubbling to an all-time high. But students knew what had to be done before we took off: clean and pack! We got down to business, to clean up the rooms. Did you wash the dishes? Did you bring the broom? Music pumped in the background as we swept, mopped, washed dishes, vacuumed the carpet and cleaned the sinks. We kept our spirits high as we packed our bags, our minds wildly imagining the beautiful Kananaskis Campgrounds. We crossed our fingers, wishing for good weather but knowing we would make the best of whatever, no matter the weather because we always bring our own sunshine.
When all the hullabaloo of cleaning and packing was done, we realized we worked up quite a sweat. It was certainly one of the most jam-packed activities we’ve had yet! Who knew cleaning could be so much fun? Students felt that they might even begin helping their parents back home with the housework and chores.
When dinner came we were famished. We took hearty bites out of our Tim Hortons sandwiches and finished off with a classic Canadian donut for dessert. Then students were allowed Free-Time, one of the rarest and most sought after times at Wynchemna. Students bounded off arm-in-arm with their new friends to spend one last night together in Civilization.
Because yes, tomorrow, tomorrow we head to the mountains! Tomorrow we pitch our tents and become one with Mother Nature! Tomorrow. We. CAMP!

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Chattering Flying Squirrels – Skating – July 30, 2016 http://wynchemna.com/chattering-flying-squirrels-skating-july-30-2016/ Sun, 31 Jul 2016 06:30:20 +0000 http://wynchemna.com/?p=5611 After a 9:30 breakfast, the students started a day full of fun and exciting lessons. These lessons included a stimulating discussion on the issues related to state surveillance, as well as time to create their own superhero comic strips. When the first two lessons of the day concluded, the students headed down to the 3rd […]

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After a 9:30 breakfast, the students started a day full of fun and exciting lessons. These lessons included a stimulating discussion on the issues related to state surveillance, as well as time to create their own superhero comic strips. When the first two lessons of the day concluded, the students headed down to the 3rd floor for a delicious lunch catered by the Happy Hut. The lunch consisted of fish, garlic potatoes, a mixture of different salads, along with a number of other incredible dishes.

Then the group drove to their first activity of the day, speed skating. This activity took place at the olympic speed skating oval, which was constructed for the 1988 Calgary Olympics. The kids had a blast whirling around in circles, as learned to skate on the gigantic ice surface. After the students returned to the SAIT campus, they finished up their final lesson of the day.

The final activity of the day was a rigorous session of karaoke. The music from the night ranged all the way from a few stirring ballads to a number of party rock anthems which students screamed at the top of their lungs. Eventually the students tired themselves out and tottered off to their beds for a restful sleep.

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Chattering Flying Squirrels- West Edmonton Mall- July 29 2016 http://wynchemna.com/chattering-flying-squirrels-west-edmonton-mall-july-29-2016/ Sat, 30 Jul 2016 07:36:36 +0000 http://wynchemna.com/?p=5570 Rise and shine! We had a very healthy breakfast this morning! Everyone finished so fast with visions of lots of shopping and swimming at the biggest mall in North America in their heads. We all headed off to West Edmonton Mall! Everyone had a smile on their face as they boarded the bus. excitement filled […]

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Rise and shine! We had a very healthy breakfast this morning! Everyone finished so fast with visions of lots of shopping and swimming at the biggest mall in North America in their heads. We all headed off to West Edmonton Mall!
Everyone had a smile on their face as they boarded the bus. excitement filled the air. Shortly after we started our long journey by bus to Edmonton. Although it only felt like a few minutes because of all the pop songs that were sung and the games that were played. Once the students arrived at the mall they all sat down to a gourmet lunch at Harvey’s. which surpassed all the students expectations of what a hamburger should taste like. It was simply amazing!
Next we started the long drive back to Calgary on the bus. No surprize a lot of the students fell asleep on the ride home. It was a long day!
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Chattering Flying Squirrels – The Great Calgary Race – July 28, 2016 http://wynchemna.com/chattering-flying-squirrels-great-calgary-race-july-28-2016/ Fri, 29 Jul 2016 06:04:14 +0000 http://wynchemna.com/?p=5529 It started off like any other amazing day at Wynchemna. As the sunshine poured in from our windows, we were up and ready for our most exciting day yet. We prepared our famous breakfast meals, piling our plates as high as they would go. Many students wondered if they could continue to eat such delicious […]

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It started off like any other amazing day at Wynchemna. As the sunshine poured in from our windows, we were up and ready for our most exciting day yet. We prepared our famous breakfast meals, piling our plates as high as they would go. Many students wondered if they could continue to eat such delicious Canadian delicacies back home. Winston was eagerly planning to buy some Authentic Canadian Maple Syrup to bring back to his family in Taiwan.

Lessons were a treat. The teachers were all awed and proud that the students were improving their English at such a dramatic pace! Each day they took it up a notch, becoming more and more fluent, using bigger and bigger words in conversations. They were growing by leaps and bounds, and having fun doing it too.

Then we went down to the five-star rated Happy Hut, hosted right here in our building! We enjoyed pork chops and vegetables, spring rolls and long noodles. Students ate to their hearts content. They would need the energy for what was to come . . . The Great Canadian Race!

The rules were simple: complete the tasks on the outline and have fun. Students had to accomplish a list of objectives, including dancing with Calgarians, finding a fortune cookie, taking a photo with a bear and getting a portrait of themselves. We rushed off Downtown, all of us intent on winning. But as our race went on, students were drawn over by the beautiful, sprawling city center. We climbed on the Metawa Armory tanks, did kick-flips at the Millennium Skate Park, posed under the majestic Calgary Tower, frolicked down Stephen Avenue, explored the Plus-Fifteens. We went to City Hall, we roared across the Lion Bridge into the vibrant Chinatown, fooled around on Prince’s Island Park.

The real race began when the storm rolled in. We rushed off to find shelter in the Core Shopping Mall. We were wet but refreshed. When the storm blew over, we ambled over to our classy dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory. As an appetizer we had freshly baked garlic bread and Ranch-dressing salad. For the entrée, we were offered a whole menu of choices: Marinara, Clam, Spicy Meat, Browned Butter and Cheese, Mushroom. Students took their pick and ate their hearts out. To top it all off was a big bowl of pistachio and chocolate ice-cream.

They say there can only be one winner in every race. But today, we felt like champions, each and every one of us.

What will the Chattering Flying Squirrels be up to tomorrow? Swing by again to find out!

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Chattering Flying Squirrels – Tent Games and Pizza Party – July 27, 2016 http://wynchemna.com/chattering-flying-squirrels-tent-games-pizza-party-july-27-2016/ Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:19 +0000 http://wynchemna.com/?p=5504 Our exciting day began after a nutritious breakfast prepared by both teachers and students. The Chattering Flying Squirrels then headed to their classes, all greeted by their teachers who were eager to teach them the joys of the English language. Lunch followed lessons, with tent games afterwards. Students enjoyed bonding with their tent mates through […]

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Our exciting day began after a nutritious breakfast prepared by both teachers and students. The Chattering Flying Squirrels then headed to their classes, all greeted by their teachers who were eager to teach them the joys of the English language.

Lunch followed lessons, with tent games afterwards. Students enjoyed bonding with their tent mates through a variety of activities that ranged from tug of war to a water sponge relay race. Laughter filled the field as friendships were strengthened. Groups then created original designs for their t-shirts accompanied by their own songs and dances. From the Cute Bears to Big Birds to the Snails, all the groups showcased their talent and creativity in different ways.

The night ended with a quick lesson on how to set up our tents and sleeping bags. Tired and filled with excitement for the upcoming days, the campers went to bed; their heads sure to dream of the wilderness that will ahead.

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Chattering Flying Squirrels – Beach Volleyball, Rock Climbing, Boston Pizza – July 26, 2016 http://wynchemna.com/chattering-flying-squirrels-beach-volleyball-rock-climbing-boston-pizza-july-25-2016/ Wed, 27 Jul 2016 06:23:32 +0000 http://wynchemna.com/?p=5490 Today the students woke up with olympic fever. Though the opening ceremony does not start until August 4th, the students ate olympic sized breakfasts. Why was olympic fever in the air you ask? Because today was beach volleyball and rock climbing. Rumour had it that some of the countries were short a few volleyball players […]

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Today the students woke up with olympic fever. Though the opening ceremony does not start until August 4th, the students ate olympic sized breakfasts. Why was olympic fever in the air you ask? Because today was beach volleyball and rock climbing. Rumour had it that some of the countries were short a few volleyball players and the kids rose to the occasion. Before the volleyball tryout the students listened attentively to their lessons, which covered such subjects as canadianisms, volleyball history and lexical anomalies.
An olympic sized lunch was eaten.
The kids boarded the bus with their athletic wear. After stretching it was time for the students to demonstrate their athletic prowess in the sand. Volleys, spikes, sets, passes, serves and blocks all took place. The students split the first two sets and the match was determined in the third set. The “smashers” won the game in the final point. Across town the other group was practicing their rock climbing. Now that they were experienced climbers they wasted no time with instruction and immediately ascended the walls. After they conquered the peak of the rock climbing gym, the students asked if they could climb Mount Everest. The answer was, “one day”.
After these activities the students worked up an olympic sized appetite. Luckily Boston Pizza had prepared an olympic sized meal for them for dinner.
After dinner the students returned home satisfied with their olympic themed day and had an olympic sleep.

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Chattering Flying Squirrels – Football and Kayaking – July 25, 2016 http://wynchemna.com/chattering-flying-squirrels-football-kayaking-july-25-2016/ Tue, 26 Jul 2016 04:22:25 +0000 http://wynchemna.com/?p=5476 9:30: BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! The Chattering Flying Squirrels jumped out of bed to the sound of their alarms. 10:00: Fully rested from the previous days’ fun, the students made their way to their breakfast groups to fuel up for the day ahead. 10:40: Lessons began. Some classes discussed various topics such as: culture and government, […]

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9:30: BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! The Chattering Flying Squirrels jumped out of bed to the sound of their alarms.

10:00: Fully rested from the previous days’ fun, the students made their way to their breakfast groups to fuel up for the day ahead.

10:40: Lessons began. Some classes discussed various topics such as: culture and government, while others focused on descriptive adjectives and conversational skills.

13:00: The students made their way to Happy Hut. Some students got particularly squirrely and took two pieces of delicious tuxedo cake.

14:30: Touch down! Teacher Dave led the Squirrels through a football tutorial where they learned how to throw a spiral and run plays. The campers ended the session with a friendly game of 2-hand touch.

16:00: Splish splash! The Squirrels shimmied their way into the Glenmore Reservoir where they paddled their kayaks along the shoreline.

18:00: Yummy in my tummy! The students enjoyed some satisfying Chinese cuisine for supper.

19:30: Back at SAIT, the Squirrels enthusiastically attended their final lesson of the day.

20:30: The Squirrels their natural habitat before relaxing for the rest of the night.

23:00: Time for bed. Good night and sleep tight, Squirrels.

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Chattering Flying Squirrels – Horse Shoe Canyon, Royal Tyrrell Museum, Aquaplex http://wynchemna.com/chattering-flying-squirrels-horse-shoe-canyon-royal-tyrrell-museum-aquaplex/ Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:40:59 +0000 http://wynchemna.com/?p=5460 Once upon a time, there were 37 Chattering Flying Squirrels in the magical land of Wynchemna. They awoke eagerly from their slumber with visions of dinosaurs dancing in their heads. They quickly devoured an enchanting breakfast that gave them the strength and energy to conquer the adventures that awaited them. With their tummies full of […]

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Once upon a time, there were 37 Chattering Flying Squirrels in the magical land of Wynchemna. They awoke eagerly from their slumber with visions of dinosaurs dancing in their heads. They quickly devoured an enchanting breakfast that gave them the strength and energy to conquer the adventures that awaited them.

With their tummies full of waffles and maple syrup, eggs and bacon and fruit and yogurt, they went straight to their English lessons. Three hours passed in the blink of an eye!

Soon afterwards, the Squirrels replenished their appetites at Swiss Chalet and scurried off to continue their adventure. They arrived at Horse Shoe Canyon, unsure of what to expect. It was a challenging hike but the Flying Squirrels glided easily to the end.

Next, all 37 Squirrels headed to the Royal Tyrrell Museum. They learned about the creatures that roamed the land before them. They were both frightened and impressed by the dinosaurs’ razor-sharp claws and dagger-like teeth.

But wait – the excitement didn’t end there. They hopped back on the bus and shortly after, they made it to their final stop, Drumheller Aquaplex. The Squirrels swam and played in the pool until it was supper time. They prepared their last meal of the day with tired smiles. Who knew squirrels liked barbecues!

Finally, the Chattering Flying Squirrels headed back to their home where they would rest easy and live happily ever after.

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