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Learning Survival Skills through S'mores!

Photo, Students cooking smores with Mr. Gillingham.

One of the most popular elective classes at Maywood is John Gillingham's Survival Skills class, a class only offered here at Maywood. Students learn basic skills needed in life, including physical fitness, health, basic first aid, and outdoor skills. The class takes advantage of Maywood's beautiful, wooded location and students get to learn many of their skills among the tall trees.

The high point for many students is learning to build a campfire in the Maywood "pit" and toasting marshmallows on S'mores Day. With the temperature outside hovering in the thirties this week, a campfire was as welcoming as the s'mores!