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Slideshow: Fall Women’s Campout 2018

Slideshow: Fall Women’s Campout 2018

Posted: October 3, 2018

This past weekend, retired tutor Dr. Carol Day and the College’s resident assistant, Jeannette Richard (’17), led a campout at the Sage Hill campground in Santa Barbara.

  • Womens Campout 2018
    Slideshow: Women’s Campout
  • Womens Campout 2018
    Slideshow: Women’s Campout
  • Womens Campout 2018
    Slideshow: Women’s Campout
  • Womens Campout 2018
    Slideshow: Women’s Campout
  • Womens Campout 2018
    Slideshow: Women’s Campout
  • Womens Campout 2018
    Slideshow: Women’s Campout
  • Womens Campout 2018
    Slideshow: Women’s Campout
  • Womens Campout 2018
    Slideshow: Women’s Campout
  • Womens Campout 2018
    Slideshow: Women’s Campout
  • Womens Campout 2018
    Slideshow: Women’s Campout
  • Womens Campout 2018
    Slideshow: Women’s Campout
  • Womens Campout 2018
    Slideshow: Women’s Campout
  • Womens Campout 2018
    Slideshow: Women’s Campout
  • Womens Campout 2018
    Slideshow: Women’s Campout
  • Womens Campout 2018
    Slideshow: Women’s Campout
  • Womens Campout 2018
    Slideshow: Women’s Campout
  • Womens Campout 2018
    Slideshow: Women’s Campout
  • Womens Campout 2018
    Slideshow: Women’s Campout
  • Womens Campout 2018
    Slideshow: Women’s Campout

The crew hiked to the Red Rock Pools on Saturday, and most even braved the chilly water for some fall swimming. They then spent the afternoon exploring the area around the campsite, reading in the great outdoors, climbing trees, playing catch, resting in hammocks, and cooking dinner. That evening they enjoyed the stars as well as some good conversation and hot chocolate.

The next morning the campers prepared a breakfast of bacon and eggs, joined by new tutor Dr. Margaret Hughes, before returning to the College. On their way back, some stopped by Knapp’s Castle, where they took in the stunning view of the area surrounding Lake Cachuma. Once back on campus, they gathered in Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel, where Head Chaplain Rev. Paul Raftery, O.P., offered Mass.

“The campout is always such a lovely weekend,” says Miss Richard. “The girls really enjoy getting away to explore the beautiful Southern California landscape. It’s also a great opportunity for the girls of all the different classes come together and bond over cooking a dinner together or finding the constellations in the night sky. I am so grateful to Miss Day for organizing the trip with me — she has such a wealth of knowledge about the terrain and vegetation of the area, which she is so willing to share. I know the girls really appreciated spending time with her, and Miss Hughes as well.”