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Explorers rappel spelunking

Once a month the physical education department organizes excursions, which cannot be found on any other campus. About 10 students will travel to Moaning Cavern just outside of Stockton to go spelunking, on Jan. 25.

“I have decided to go spelunking because on the last Adventure PE we went kayaking and it was really fun,” Andrew Bos, ’09, said. “I have never heard of spelunking and it sounds like a cool thing to do. Going on these trips lets me get out of school and spend the day doing something fun.”

Those who sign up will learn how to cave dive and explore. Participants will rappel 165 feet into the cave, for a price of $41.

“I think adventure PE is a great idea,” Taylor Torrence, ’08, said. “I feel thankful that I attend a school which provides an opportunity to partake in adventures outside the campus. I have always been interested in outdoor sports, particularly in ones that involved rocks. As an avid rock climber the skills that I have learned in that sport will make spelunking more fun. I feel spelunking appeals to my sense of adventure.”

Scott Callisch, head of the PE department, initiated the monthly ventures to excite people about physical activity and expose them to sports that they can participate in after graduating from high school.

“Spelunking is fun to say and not many people actually take the time to experience it,” Callisch said. “It is perfect for adventure PE.”

Students will leave campus on at 8 A.M. and return at 4 P.M.

“Besides missing a day of school I have noticed the activities presented in adventure PE often come at a cheap price,” Taylor Torrence, ’08, said. “It is also very nice to bond with peers in a separate environment.”

There will also be an opportunity for a 1500 ft. zip line for an added cost.

“I am excited for the trip because we get to explore in a cave for the entire day,” Bos said. “When I am there I hope to see something cool in the caves.”

Sign ups for spelunking are available in the office. The February adventure will feature rock climbing.

“I don’t know if adventure PE has effected our school,” Callisch said, “but I do know that the kids who have gone have had a great time and most have gone again. In life sometimes you need to step off the boat once in awhile, to experience new things, to boldly go where few men have gone before. These kids are thrill seekers and risk takers some even are heartbreakers, they improvise, they adapt, they overcome.”

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    Russ SpencerJan 16, 2010 at 6:48 am

    This is what fun is all about….

    Culminating a great homecoming pageant, contest and victory.

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    Bree AinleyJan 16, 2010 at 6:48 am

    I love this. 🙂 That was so much fun!