The Greek trip alternates every year between Lake Placid and Western Pennsylvania to ensure campers get to experience both locations during their two-year Greek Division lifetime. This year’s trip was to Western Pennsylvania. Beyond the obvious reason behind the excitement around the trip (simply put, it’s a really fun trip), campers also love how this trip tends to bring the Greek division together as one family.
Please see below as this was written by one of our Greek Campers
On the morning of July 8th, the Greek division left for a 3 day-2 night trip full of activity and adventure! Before reveille, we loaded the bus and settled in for a long 5 hour drive. After watching 3 movies, many bathroom breaks and stops for food, we arrived at our first activity, cave spelunking at Laurel Caverns! We had a brief orientation but then we were off into the caves with only the light from our headlights. For 3 hours we crawled and jumped over rocks and tried not to bump our heads! We went spelunking to about 46 stories below the ground. The caves were extremely dark but thankfully we had our headlamps to aid us in our adventure. The most exciting part of this expedition was when our guide challenged us all to crawl through part of the cave with our headlights turned off! It was super fun! When we left the caves in our mud & dirt stained clothes we boarded the bus again and drove to the Seven Springs Mountain Resort and Spa. That night we took a shuttle bus and went tubing.
The next day, after breakfast in Aunt Rene’s room, we left the resort for our next activity, white water rafting! We split up into groups of no more than 6, got our helmets and life vests on, and had a safety talk and then headed onto the river. It was so fun even though the paddling required lots of upper body strength! We ate lunch on the river and we all got soaked by the rapids! It was so fun! Next we headed back to the hotel for some quality division bonding time which allowed us to grow more and more as a unified division.
The next day, our last day, we got an unlimited activities wristband which included most of what the resort had to offer, such as hydrobikes, tubing, bungee jumping, alpine sliding, rock climbing, and a lot more! All of this was so cool! Then unfortunately it was time to leave so we got back on the bus, watched more movies until we got to Chiaro’s where we had pizza for dinner which was so good. We got back to camp at 8:30 pm after a long but exciting day. Overall, the Greek trip was so fun and it was so great to spend time with the Greeks and bond with each other even though everyone missed the camp environment!!
By Yael Abergel, Gamma Camper