On August 8th, the Lower Senior group, ten boys from the seniors plus
for girls, left camp for Niagara Falls. We left camp early for we
faced an eight hour bus ride to the Falls.
We arrived at 4:00 and checked into the Henry Hubbs
Hotel. We ate supper and shopped for an hour or so. That
night we went into Canada to see the Falls illuminated at night and
later in the evening we ate pizza and drank cokes.
Next morning we ate breakfast and then walked to see
the Falls from the American side. It was a beautiful sight.
In order to go long the Maid of the Mist boat ride we had to take an
elevator which was in an enclosed building. We rode past the
American Falls until we got between the Horseshoe Falls and the Canadian
Falls. The mist drenched us. Luckily raincoats were given
out which kept our clothes dry. Later we went down to the Cave of
the Winds. We had to change our clothes into certain types of
flannel garments plus raincoats. We walked so close that at times
we were only 15 yards away.
Later, after changing back into our own clothes we went
on a viewmobile ride. It was a train ride around the Falls.
After returning to the hotel, we ate lunch and then climbed aboard our
bus and went to old Fort Niagara. We took a guided tour around the
Fort. We watched the soldiers put on a drill which was very
interesting. We returned to the hotel for an hour or two of
shopping. We ate supper and then went into Buffalo to see the
movie "Spartacus." Next morning we left Niagara Falls for camp.;
For lunch we stopped at Cornell University where we also shopped and saw
parts of the beautiful campus.
When we arrived at camp it was raining. We all
enjoyed the trip very much.
It all started on a bright and shining
Tuesday Morning. "Six thirty, time to get up". It was the day of
the trip. We were all packed and on the bus when we found
ourselves moving. It was a long and enjoyable trip and soon we
found ourselves in Pennsylvania. First we went to the Hershey
Factory where we saw Hershey bars being made. After that we went
to our hotel, the Yorktown. We had nice accommodations. That
night we went to the movies. Half of us went to see "Fanny" and
the other half went to see "The Guns of Navarone". Both were
Wednesday we went to Gettysburg and saw the
battlefield. We saw a museum which had a new electric map with the
story of the Civil War. We stopped off at a building where we saw
a diarama of the Battle of Gettysburg. We finally went to a pool
which was quite refreshing. Then, again, we were bound for the
hotel. That night after dinner we went on a tour of the hotel.
After the tour we went bowling. The best part of the evening was
the pizza. On Thursday, our last day, we started off to see other
adventurous sights. We stopped off at the little Red Schoolhouse.
We sat at desks and there were wax models of how the teachers and
children were dressed in those days. After our trip to the
schoolhouse, we finally reached our days destination - the Amish
Country. We toured a model Amish house learning how those people
Unfortunately our trip ended and we were on our way
home. Excited and tired were we when we reached camp. Our
long trip ended.