Day 1 – Sunday, August 5th, 2018
Today was the day all the foxes had been looking forward too for a long time. The foxes were very excited because it was time to leave for camping in the beautiful Rocky Mountains!! After a delicious and nutritious breakfast, all the foxes packed up their adventuring gear and headed out to the Pocaterra campgrounds right after lunch for a week. Upon arriving the foxes had their tents already ready for them and after setting up in their tent groups the foxes enjoyed a delicious meal of chicken souvlaki, tasty fruits and of course delicious salad! After a nutritious supper, everyone got warm around the campfire and ended the day on a happy satisfied note in one of the most beautiful natural places on earth.
Day 2 – Monday, August 6th, 2018
After an exciting night for the foxes (as most of them slept in tents for the first time), the day started with another nutritious and delicious breakfast. This time English style breakfast. The foxes could not wait to get started on the days adventures as this was the day they were going to go mountain biking!! Our skilled foxes enjoyed a bike ride on a very beautiful trail through the mountains and some of them enjoyed mountain biking so much that they decided to go twice! After that the foxes joined in on fun games including volleyball, soccer, badminton, Frisbee and etc. The day passed with the blink of an eye and soon it was time for another warm campfire under the gazing eyes of hundreds of stars.
Day 3 – Tuesday August 7th, 2018
The foxes were feeling so adventurous on this day that they decided to climb a mountain! Well not really, more like they decided to take a hike in the very alluring kananaskis backcountry leading to a captivating scenery beside a beautiful lake. After a delicious breakfast the foxes left early for the ~ 5 km hike and enjoyed the spectacles that Alberta had to offer. After the hike they had a delicious lunch beside Rawson lake and some foxes even decided to take a swim! Another surprise was waiting for the foxes because as they arrived to the finish of the hike they saw and felt a big chunk of snow for the first time! Many memories were made, many selfies were taken and much bonding happened.
Day 4 – Wednesday August 8th, 2018
It was a very early but also very fun day for the foxes today. The day started with a drive to the biggest tourist hub in Alberta, after some yummy breakfast, called lake Louise! Some of the foxes got off at the lake for a ride on some of the most majestic creatures on the planet: Horses! While these adventurous foxes were horse-back riding through nature itself, the others were on a bus ride to the great Athabasca glaciers head of the bow river which runs through practically all of Alberta. Some of the foxes were seeing snow for the first time, and the glaciers were a perfect way to see year’s worth of it at once! After exploring the ice fields the foxes headed back and joined their friends at lake Louise for a family picture. For dinner, they enjoyed pizza from a beautiful town in the mountains called Canmore and there is no need to explain how excited the otters were about that.
Day 5 – Thursday August 9th, 2018
After 4 days of adventure adventure adventure and fun fun fun the foxes decided to take this one for relaxing. They got out the piggy banks and the swimsuits and headed out to one of Canada’s most beautiful historic sites called Banff which the foxes learned is also a designated national park. The day in Banff started with yummy burgers, fruits and veggies for lunch after which the foxes explored the Banff village. There the marmots bought many yummy treats, explored the beauty that Banff had to offer, took many pictures and of course bought many cool souvenirs for their loved ones. While most of the foxes were exploring Banff some of them decided to relax in the natural upper hot springs. All in all it was a day full of relaxation, shopping, swimming and of course the never ending selfies.
Day 6 – Friday August 10th, 2018
After many days full of nature, bonding, campfires, s’mores, singing, dancing, games, sports, exploring, adventuring and of course English learning, it was time for the foxes to head back to the Wynchemna campus at SAIT. By now the family of foxes were an efficient team and quickly packed their bags, played some games, got last looks at the beautiful camp around them and made their way back to Calgary. Before leaving however the foxes had one last yummy lunch at the pocaterra camp for which they ate tortias, pancakes, lots of fruits and veggies and etc. The foxes finally arrived back home, took there showers and got what otters desire the most of all things, Wifi! The day however was still young so the marmots first had dinner at a Italian restaurant in Canada called Vanellis and than they headed out to one of the coolest nights at Wynchemna; casino night!! The foxes used the Wynchemna casino money to buy yummy treats and to participate in many casino games ranging form blackjack to bingo! They also got the chance to place an auction for some awesome prizes with the money they made. Before sleeping the foxes were given their shopping money and went to bed excited for the next day as it is time to go to one of the largest malls in the world!!