Greetings from Rychwałd!
We arrived yesterday in rainy ☔ weather for our three days in the hills outside Żywiec. Although the outdoor atmosphere was somewhat uninviting, the atmosphere within our group of 123 middle and high school students and 16 teachers was warm and welcoming, as team leaders and staff helped everyone get settled in.
Our first activity was a treasure hunt in the city center of Żywiec where teams of students followed clues to find 50 landmarks both obvious and not so obvious. They took pictures of each item along the way. And as an added bonus, the sun came out!
Today and tomorrow we have three core activities: a hike up Góra Żar, orienteering and survival games; and a ropes course. Tonight we will have a bonfire, karaoke 🎤; dancing and some games spread around our venue.
As a reminder, we plan on returning to the Carrefour parking lot tomorrow between 15:30-16:00. If you are picking up a younger sibling(s) at school, please do that first and then head down to the buses. And if you are making different arrangements than usual for pick up, please inform Mr. Daniel if it involves a taxi 🚕.
Attached is a picture of all of us in the Żywiec city center yesterday.