Zion National Park Hiking. The youth group and chaperones arrive at the lodging facility late afternoon and settle into their rooms. After dinner there is a presentation on Zion National Park and the trail that we will be hiking the next day.
After breakfast the next morning we go to David West’s Art Gallery (http://www.davidjwest.com/) in Springdale, Utah, just down the street from Zion National Park, where David would talk about different photos of Zion in his gallery; what it took to get that photograph, and seeing the wonders of the world through the lens of a camera. Each youth would be given a point and shoot digital camera and be taught how to use it. We would then head over to Zion National Park where David would lead the group on a hike and give a photography clinic along the way.
A Park Ranger accompanies the group to talk about plants, animals, geology, archeology and human history associated with the park. Lunch and snacks are provide on the trail. After the hike, the group returns to the lodging, cleans up and has dinner. After dinner there is a discussion about the hike and a sharing of favorite photos taken that day.
After breakfast the next morning the group attends a life-skills workshop and instruction on how to continue to live their lives astonished and how to be Live Astonished Ambassadors.