Hey Friends, Family, and PALS-Alike!
Our names are Tom and Amelia, and we were the Adventure Leaders for Gage Farm this past weekend! We have both been with the PALS family for about 3 years now, but getting to lead the Gage Farm Adventure was the icing on the cake. Our weekend was a jam-packed two days, filled with new experiences, memories, and friends.
Saturday began with an early arrival, where we got to meet our PALS for the weekend. After introductions, the group split up into small activities, where Campers and Counselors learned how to take care of the smaller animals, made homemade applesauce, and mastered the skills of riding a horse!
Following our busy morning, we took a pleasant wagon ride over to Wyebrook Farm in Honeybrook, PA for a music festival and a delicious barbecue-style dinner! After setting up our blankets and chairs, Counselors and Campers got to spend the rest of the afternoon jamming out to country music while filling their plates with farm-fresh.
Once the concert was over, we rode the wagon back to Gage Farm for our nighttime farm chores. During the assigned farm chores, Campers and Counselors could be found feeding and giving water to the animals, as well as cleaning up around the farm and collecting eggs.
What better way to end a fun-filled day, then under the stars next to a roaring campfire. We roasted s’mores while cheering on our all-star singers in the classic PALS Karaoke before retiring to our tents for the night!
Sunday began bright and early with morning farm chores! Everyone helped with brushing, feeding, and again cleaning up around the farm. After a morning of hard work, we had a tasty breakfast provided by Morgantown Coffeehouse. We then started another round of small group activities that included decorating your own horseshoe, an archery competition, and a challenging scavenger hunt! After a tasty feast from Just Mom’s, our Adventure ended with a unique Horse Show, where campers got to showcase their new horseback riding skills to an audience of family and friends!
We would like to thank all of our incredible Campers and Counselors for a great weekend. Our Adventure wouldn’t have been possible without the help of everyone involved! We would also like to give our utmost thanks to the entire Gage Family, especially Tim, Marnee, and Caroline for all of their hard work and hospitality in making this Adventure so memorable!
Amelia and Tom
Gage Farm Adventure Leaders