Hailey Elementary 5th graders had an adventurous start to the year. Our 5th grade students and teachers spent 3 days and 2 night at beautiful Idaho Basecamp (IBC) on Trail Creek Rd outside of Mackay. The students participated in a variety of outdoor educational lessons and activities. They searched the Big Lost River for quartz, granite, and sandstone; learned to build a fire from just tinder; worked cooperatively to build shelters, and documented some experiences in personal journals. The students practiced and embraced the 3 IBC goals: Personal responsibility, Courage, and Respect for all.