A group of 70 participants including students from Deerfield and Highland Park High Schools participated in Township High School District 113’s Operation Snowball recently at Camp McLean in Wisconsin.
The group included 18 teen leaders, four teen directors and nine adult volunteers who along with the rest of the group worked to get a better understanding of the significance of community by association with positive individuals and teamwork, according to a news release from the District.
“Snowball provides students with a powerful and enriching experience that lasts a lifetime,” District Snowball Director Kato Hinden said in the release. “Participants leave the weekend retreat with new friendships, a better sense of self and others, and new found connection to their community.”
Numerous programs including educational activities, workshops, team building, and small group discussions let the people involved better understand approaches to dealing with everyday adolescent concerns and how to make healthy choices.
Students learned trying new activities and leaving their comfort zones can be a rewarding experience when done in a supportive and nurturing environment, according to the release.