Camp Echo Lake Lower Village Girls - Vermont Trip 2014

Lower Village Girls Vermont Trip

The girls of Lower Village went recently went on a 4-day/3-night trip to Vermont.  On the trip, they enjoyed white water rafting,  went to the movies, took a cruise around Lake Champlain, shopped in Burlington, went on a tour of the Ben & Jerry’s factory, visited the Shelburne Museum, went bowling  and visited Bromley Mountain Adventure Park.  The following is a recap of the trip through the eyes of a Lower Village camper.
Written by Brooke P.

The Lower Villagers got the opportunity to travel to Vermont on a trip filled with exciting activities to enjoy.
Our first stop on the trip was white water rafting. It was exciting enough on its own, but even more exciting because of the epic water fight that we had with the other rafts.  After white water rafting, we went on a bus ride that offered a wide range of movies including:  John Tucker Must Die, She’s the Man and The Devil Wears Prada.  Due to the weather we were “forced” to stay in a hotel, but we didn’t mind because it had an indoor pool and Jacuzzi.
The next day was spent in Burlington. I’d have to say that the most popular places for our group were Starbucks, Urban Outfitters and Pink (personally, I stuck to Claire’s). That night, we watched The Hobbit while eating Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Just thinking about it makes me excited all over again. Towards the end of the night, we were given samples of chocolate chip cookie dough (the flavor that I actually bought on my own).  We were lucky enough to have good weather that night, so we got to stay in our tents.  It was funny to watch the girls trying to put up tents for the first time. Luckily, we had Kirsten (the Trekkie) to help us out!
On Wednesday, we visited the much-anticipated Ben & Jerry’s factory to take a tour.  The highlight of the day came after the tour, when we all ordered five “Vermonsters” to share!  There were a lot of messy faces and upset stomachs, but it was a fun experience.  Later that day, we went to an interesting museum. Many of us went (multiple times) on a carousel that was probably at least 50 years old.
On our last day, we went to a trampoline place.  The best part was a ski mountain that, in the summer, has multiple slides that start at the top of the mountain and go all the way to the bottom.  It was so much fun going down the slides (on a scooter) that I did it three times!  Some of the other activities to choose from included:  bungee jumping, rock climbing and zip-lining.  Sadly, thunder and pouring rain cut the day short, but we all enjoyed ourselves for the time that we were there.
During the bus trip back to camp, we watched Now and Then.  Overall, Vermont was a very exciting and eventful trip.  Even though we all had a great time, I was still overjoyed to see the Senior Village sign when we got back home to camp.