By Sarah Rovinsky
Bellbrook’s AFJROTC’s annual trip to Colorado was a success! Cadets spent 5 stress-free days enjoying the scenery,warm weather, and making memories. Here are the highlights.
Day 1: After arriving at the airport at 5 a.m., and a short flight following, the students departed for the Air Force Academy for a tour and lunch. Students on campus gave personal tours to our cadets.
Day 2: Cadets woke up for a tour and lunch at Fort Carson, followed by the Garden of the Gods. Then cadets left the spectacular view for the Space Foundation Discovery Center. Later that night, cadets in each room created skits for a lip sync battle competition.
Day 3: Cadets explored the Caves of the Winds, crawling around in total darkness in some parts and getting extremely dirty. On the descent from the caves, the bus got stuck on a sharp turn. The cave guides chauffeured the trapped students to their next activity, a dinner show at Iron Springs Melodrama & Dinner Theatre shared show tunes, cheesy jokes, and took volunteers from the first few rows.
Day 4: In Mystery Quests, cadets showed leadership, problem solving, and team building in escaping an elaborately locked room. Later, cadets walked 1,053 feet above the Arkansas River on the Royal Gorge Bridge.
Day 5: On the last day, cadets wandered the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and gave their final goodbyes at the Denver International Airport.