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Bravo 1, Charlie 1, Foxtrot 1 & Sierra 1, Day 16: Turtling and Scrub Island

By wpdev July 10, 2019
Written by Mia Altenau
Edited by Meredith Evridge

Today was day 16 of program. Campers were well settled, comfortable with each other and with the nooks and crannies of their boats. Kids awoke to the sun rising over Long Bay, and readily prepared scrambled eggs for breakfast. Soon after, divers left for the morning. Soxtrot campers gathered on Paso Doble for a turtle tagging lesson and session. One large, green sea turtle was caught and tagged early on, much to the thrill of the campers!

Post-turtling, all boats on fleet sailed to Scrub Island. Scrub Island is a relatively small island, located just a couple hundred feet from Trellis Market, on Tortola. Divers returned just in time for every boat to have a full crew to dock at Scrub; a hands-on ordeal that lasted into the afternoon. Students were then free to explore the Scrub Island Resort which features a two tiered pool with a water slide, a beach side water trampoline, and a delicious deli.

Campers then cooked dinner of sauteed chicken and green beans, and mashed sweet potatoes. Dinner was followed by an hour-long dock social where kids were free to walk around to other boats and mingle. Kids then powered down and fell asleep for the night.

The greatest challenge during the program was staying entertained during the quarantine period. Not being able to leave your boat and not having a phone, which was a crutch against boredom, it was difficult at first to stay entertained.