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Henderson County program helps students discover nature, team work

A team-building program in Henderson County has been going strong for more than 40 years. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

A team-building program in Henderson County has been going strong for more than 40 years.

Students at Camp Glen Arden in Zirconia, followed a ropes course by letting their hands be their eyes, an activity that helps them to be more aware of all of their senses and how to adjust when one is taken away.

Some students said it was scary but it helped them to believe in themselves and to be confident about what they're doing.

"We were blind, so we didn't know where we were going," fifth-grader Wes said. "So, we had to feel, and we didn't know what was going to happen. Because you're blind, you have to trust people to guide you."

"Like, you may think that you couldn't do it, but you can trust yourself to do this," fifth-grader Lainee said.

The kids also learned about different ecosystems. Other activities included shelter building, which helped the students with their team work and problem solving skills.

All fifth-graders in the Henderson County Schools system will take part in the outdoor education program.

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