CHAH 6th Graders had a wonderful time hiking, canoeing, and playing outside at Manice Education Center in Massachusetts! The outdoor experience was provided by Christodora, a non-profit organization founded in 1897 to get New York City youth out of the city and into the great outdoors. Their mission is to provide a "transformative experience that allows youth to better understand the natural world and shape their role within it."
Students participated in team-building games in the woods.
They went on a hike overlooking the valley.
They went on a canoe trip down the river.
The world is a wonderful place and, although we love New York City and our community here in Washington Heights, sometimes a weekend outdoors is a great way to feel more connected to our entire planet!