The third Alliance summer camp was a success! A crew of twelve spent two nights and two days on the shores of Brush Lake, where they learned about camping, trained martial arts, and cultivated fellowship.
Master Devon Waldron and Master Tammy Fairbanks are both veteran campers. Master Waldron is also an Eagle Scout and Master Fairbanks works for Federal Fish and Wildlife; both were happy to teach the crew some basic camp skills, getting everyone to feel comfortable enjoying the outdoors.
Training itself consisted of working a few hand-picked fighting techniques on pads, getting some sparring experience using a different rule set, training different techniques that we don’t get a chance to work on often.
The crew also got the chance to do some team building games like “The Island” and “Human Knot,” and enjoyed free time playing cards, swimming in the lake and campfire time trying to solve critical thinking puzzles.
With our third successful event and a continuing positive relationship with our generous Brush Lake hosts, Alliance can look forward to another camp next year to build skills, camaraderie and memories.