Course in winter camping teaches teamwork at Ripley

The best way to appreciate the great outdoors is to be there.

Students in the Natural Resources program at Central Lakes College learned to appreciate warm clothing, a good fire, cozy tents, and each other during the one-credit weekend class called Winter Field Experience.

“Working together as a team is one of several goals for the students,” said veteran Gary Carson. Pre-trip planning is a crucial part of the experience. Understanding the elements is important, too.

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