I went to a camp for a week. It was supposed to teach us all about the Pacific Northwest. The Native Americans around here, the natural climate, why we have a temperate rainforest, how to act like an eagle in a skit, all of that and more. And we did learn, though mostly not about that.
The lesson we learned was; don't go to Odyssey if you like rest and relaxation. Or if you like not being bored.
See, most of the time we were either hiking or on the bus. The hikes were fun, when you got to the end and saw the sights (we went to Marymere Falls and Sol Duc Falls in one day) and they did tell us to bring stuff to do on the bus, but it wasn't as good as I thought. Which nothing ever is. On this occasion, it was only slightly worse than my daydream.
But I am supposed to write about the science aspect of Odyssey, so I better get started. We learned why the Hoh Rainforest is a rainforest (there's lots of rain from the ocean winds) and how the wind erodes the land on Dungeness Spit. It is the largest spit of land in the world, and the waves were huge.
There was also supposed to be a part where we find the average growth of a tree and compare it with some other tree, but the people with the protractor thinngies didn't know how to work them. So they picked a broken stump of a tree which we were unable to calculate because the equation would only work with trees of a certain size.
Not to mention the 6-mile hike that I got lost on and traveled 2 miles on the wrong trail. We got back to the bus, soaked and dripping, only to find that there was no way to contact the other group. We had to sit in a muggy bus for an hour and a half.
But the food was good, and our cabin was the only one that was heated. Plus there was a great view of Lake Crescent, which almost gave me hypothermia when I did the polar dip. One whole night we did nothing but show our skits. All in all, it was a nice week.