Palmer Rapids is set up perfectly between two sets of rapids that allows the students to explore the new skills that they were being taught. It did require the students to push their limits and extend their boundaries, which from time to time required a little dump into the water. The first day the water was a bit chilly, but after the crazy thunderstorm of the first night, the water warmed up quite nicely. In the end, I think a majority of this crew preferred swimming down the rapid, rather than paddle it in their canoe.
The highlight of the trip was the food prepared by the students. The meals were excellent, especially the 'Monkey Balls' (you should look that one up on the recipe blog). The students created a very good menu plan and executed it very well.