There’s lots to share from Day 5. Be sure to read on. Today’s adventure brought all of us together–with each other and the natural environment. We hiked a mountain! After our descent, the afternoon ended with another dip in the lake. After dinner, the Christian participants shared their observance of Sunday prayer.
The day began with some “jazzercise” style dancing. During our hike to the mountaintop, we stopped many times along the way to study the environment around us–the volcanic rock and the many different types of trees–all the while learning more about one another through guided discussion questions. At the summit, we all turned around in unison to take in the panoramic view on the lake and mountains beyond. It was breathtaking, and we all spread out and had some time for quiet, personal reflection. We sang songs together through mouthfuls of sandwiches, apples, and fig bars, and then gathered to shout a “tongo” (call-and-response cheer) to the camp waterfront a mile below!
There was time to relax once we finally arrived back down at camp, and since it had been such a hot, sunny day, we happily went for yet another swim!
After dinner tonight, the Christian participants put together a beautiful service, songs included, and the rest of our group observed peacefully.