We had a fantastic night on December 18 for our Wintercamp. The week preceding the camp provided us with plenty of snow and the students proceeded to build one of our biggest camps ever with 11 Quinzhees. Most were build with great quality and provided wonderful escapes from the winter elements.
On Thursday, December 18, the night before Christmas Break was starting, we all gathered right after school to make last minute additions to our shelters and collect firewood for our cooking fires. We were greeted by some snowstorms that were moving through the area.
Once the fires were going (some took a little longer than others), the students proceeded to prepare their meals. There were things like hamburgers and sausages, as well as, steak, chilly dogs, pizza and satay stir fry's. Everyone was well fed. After dinner we hung out by the fire eating marshmallows and drinking hot chocolate. During this time the snow stopped and the sky cleared, leaving us with cooler temperatures and plenty of stars.
The night saw a chilly -15 C, but most of the students spent a great night in their Quinzhees. I will leave it to the students to describe their own experiences in the comments to this post.
All in all, it was a special way to end the school year.