Tuesday, March 13, 2012

At the end of the hike we had lunch and a group session. As you can see if you click on the picture there were deer in the feild directly behind us as we were eating.
The group session at the end of the hike was really good and it was so calming and an awesome way to end the amazing day.

Zion Trip Part 1

We had our group therapy day up in Zion National Park this month! We took all the upper level students and had an amazing time. Here are some photos of the event.
Just getting off the bus and all smiles! 
 Started the trek to along the river and the awesome cliffs.
 The rushing water made an awesome sound in the canyon!
 Paused for a group photo at the begining.
 The cliffs were huge!
 Some of the boys had a rock skipping contest.
 The squirrels would let you pet them!
 Rodney had a fun time just watching the squirrels as they found little pieces of food laying around.
Some of the boys were almost scared of the squirrels! At the beginning of the trail it did show a person who had been bitten by one so maybe they were imagining that happening.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Halo and Ice cream with a twist!

For the upper level meeting last week we had a Halo tournament and ice cream. However this was not just your average "hey let's get together and play some video games" type of halo tournament. This one had a purpose! We deliberately stacked one of the teams and even with lower level students. Then the lower level team never had to switch, they were allowed to play the entire time. The other team that was composed of the upper level students (there was 15 of them) had to switch around each game and so they only got to play a couple of times. This was designed to frustrate the upper level students by having it "seem" unfair.
It is cool to see some of the talents that some of the boys have.
In the end we had a meeting over ice cream and discussed how sometimes "life gives you lemons and your have to make lemonade". We related it to how in life there are times and people that seem unfair, but that it should not get us down or frustrate us to the point of giving up on our goals and aspirations. It went really good and the boys shared some really cool experiences about how they have used DRA to help them make "lemonade"!