Mark Your Fall 2011 Calendars!

As we get our fall calendars organized, we have a lot to look forward to! Over the week of October 30th to November 4th we have our next Family Trek, our First Boundaries Boot-Camp and the November Family Seminar – complete with an early Thanksgiving celebration. Whew! Check out the additional info. below:

Fall 2011 Family Trek Details & Boundaries Boot-Camp Details

But wait…there’s more! The 2011 Cherokee Creek Bears soccer schedule is here. See a game you can make? Please contact Alyse or your son’s primary for more details on each game.

Thursday, September 8th at 7:30 PM
Monday, September 12th at 7:30 PM
Tuesday, September 13th at 7:00 PM
Thursday, September 15th at 7:00 PM
Thursday, September 22nd at 7:30 PM
Monday, September 26th at 7:30 PM
Tuesday, September 27th at 7:00 PM
Monday, October 3rd at 6:00 PM
Thursday, October 6th at 7:30 PM

We look forward to seeing everyone again soon.

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Paddle Happy!

Last week, Cherokee Creek was on Summer Break. For the handful of students on campus this meant fun field trips like the annual Granite City Trip with Teachers Nick Linscott and Betsy Riordan or the trip to the water park with Academic Dean Denise Savidge. For staff the break means training, skill development and, well, a good bit of sitting still.

What better way to close the week than a student and staff paddling trip on the Chattooga River? On Friday we headed out with all eight canoes, two ducks (inflatable kayaks) and a couple of personal staff boats for hours of good fun…and some new members of the Chattooga swim team. 

Check out the pictures below, including Alexander, Jackson, Primary Counselor Yanic McDowell and Therapist Carla Shorts leaping into the outflow from the famous Bull Sluice rapid. 

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Service Plus Trout

Jon hold up his frozen prize!

Teachers Nick Linscott and Betsy Riordan headed to the river yesterday with 10 students, several pairs of gloves, trash bags, buckets and fishing gear. For the second year, Cherokee Creek is sponsoring the Earls Ford access to the Chattooga River. Through a volunteer agreement with the Forest Service, our staff and students participate in regular campsite and area clean up in exchange for a little bit if covented time at the river.

After filling several buckets with trash and cleaning out numerous fire pits, yesterday’s crew settled down for a picnic lunch and some fishin’. As luck would have it, our most avid student fisherman, Jon (pictured) landed a beastly trout: 17.5 inches long and just under 3 pounds.

Talk about a win win!

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Halloween Weekend Haunts

Students clean one of the Earl's Ford campsites before launching for some canoe drills.

What a great fall weekend full of great outdoor treats! Students and staff took full advatage of our volunteer agreement with the Forest Service. The boys headed to Earl’s Ford for a service project on both Saturday and Sunday. After cleaning up campsites and the river bank, our tricksters took some time to practice their whitewater canoeing and fly fishing skills where Warwoman Creek meets the Chattooga River.  

To celebrate Halloween staff and students gathered around the fire for S’mores on Saturday night. What a great sweet treat!

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