Richland Kids and Families Earn Honors and Enjoy God's Creation Together

December 01, 2004 | Heather Wright

The Richland Orca Adventurers and Eager Beavers spent a weekend camping with their families in God's wilderness at the Tucannon Campground area of the Umatilla National Forest, near Dayton, Wash., Sept. 24–26.

The Adventurers completed requirements for most of four honors: Trees, Camping, Friend of Nature and Outdoor Explorer. They went on several short hikes, including one to the fish hatchery for a picnic lunch on Sabbath afternoon. They made collages depicting God's nature with the leaves, critters and many other outdoor fun things they found. The children painted leaves with chocolate, sang songs around the campfire, and had a prayer circle. It was a great experience to get closer to their families and enjoy the outdoors.