Our 6th graders participated in a two night trip to an environmental camp on Sept. 12-14. The trip, which complements the 6th graders’ curriculum in both secular and Judaic studies, took place at the Frost Valley YMCA in Clarysville, New York. Students learned about science and nature – incorporating Jewish content – through creative writing, art, hikes and other challenging activities. The trip was also designed to encourage social interactions and to help create a cohesive class. Facilitating cooperation and caring are important components as students shared responsibilities, lived together and learned together.