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This weekend, I took the boys camping at the plush new Outdoor Educational Center.  This is a new $30 million, 160 acre camping facility on Irvine Ranch land.   The weather was nice but a bit chilly in the 40’s and 50’s at night.

Here is Vikram in the morning.

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Here is Nikhil with some of the other boys in his scouting troop.

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The boys got to participate in a new high ropes course.  Here is Vikram on one of the ropes activities.

First the climb up the telephone pole.

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Here he is up about 30 feet tethered by a belay line.

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Here is a view of the ropes course from the campsite.

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No fear whatsoever!

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On the first night we made smores on a open firepit (which was powered by gas).  No logs to light, no mess to clean up and no danger to the environment.  All of the campsites are raised and groomed making it easy to pitch the tents.  The bathrooms are tiled and spotless.

This is the equivalent of the Ritz Carlton for camping!  Thanks to James Irvine for creating this wonderful facility.  We’ll be back soon.

 

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We just got back from a 1 night camping trip with me and the boys and pack 541. We camped out in Tonner Canyon about 30 miles from here. The campsite is owned by the BSA (Firestone Camp).

There were about 20 kids in the pack and several hundred that were part of the Camperall.

Here are the boys at 6:15 when the bugler woke up the boy scouts.

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Here is Vikram entertaining himself riding on a dirtboard.

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Here are the boys with their pack.

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They participated in group sessions that included rope tying, first aid safety, fire building, knife and axe safety, compass training, backpacking and a bunch of other stuff.

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