This past weekend, 28 students from Randolph-Macon Academy Middle School Interact Club went to Camp Alkulana (www.alkulana.org) in Millboro Springs, VA, for their Inaugural Middle School Interact Retreat.
Interact Club Advisor Michael Williams explained that the purpose of the retreat was two-fold. The group was celebrating their achievement of over 1,000 hours of service above self for the school year and the fact that the club has raised just under $8,000 (since inception) in various fund raisers for local, regional and worldwide community and various charities.
The second goal was to engage in trust and teamwork activities in preparation for various leadership roles next school year. These activities were a mix of get-acquainted trust and confidence activities and just plain fun activities, such as a low ropes "confidence" course, creek walking, rappelling, spelunking/caving and hiking. A side trip to discover the beauty of the beginning of the camp creek also took place.
The Interact students stayed in cabins with Upper School Interact students who served as counselors, with the support of adult supervision.
The R-MA Middle School Interact Club was chartered in 2011 by the Rotary Club of Linden, VA.
Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA), founded in 1892, is a college-preparatory, coeducational day and boarding school for students in grades 6 through 12. Students in grades 9-12 participate in R-MA’s 91st Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) and have the option to participate in a flight program. R-MA is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is located in Front Royal, VA.