I signed a permission slip for my child to go hiking, but not rock climbing! They got lost in the woods and ended up climbing up jagged rocks and boulders to get to the top of the mountain. Some teachers needed assistance climbing up the big rocks, so the group got split up. They hiked 6 miles in 3 hours without stopping to rest and take drinks. The one teacher kept yelling at them to go faster like they were in boot camp or prisoners! Someone could have passed out from exhaustion or split their head open on the rocks. I feel like the students lives were endangered!
A school hike should be an educational walk through the woods. There was no talk about wildlife. They were just yelled at to go faster and treated like slaves! I would have never sent my child, if I knew it would be like this! I am angry! My child also came home covered in ticks and pulled a leg muscle. My child is fit and active but this was too much! What would you do?
Asked by Anonymous at 12:40 PM on Jun. 8, 2013 in Tweens (9-12)
Answer by winterglow at 1:44 PM on Jun. 8, 2013
Answer by m-avi at 1:45 PM on Jun. 8, 2013
Answer by tntmom1027 at 1:47 PM on Jun. 8, 2013
Answer by QuinnMae at 1:49 PM on Jun. 8, 2013
Answer by QuinnMae at 1:50 PM on Jun. 8, 2013
And just for the record, I live in the mountains.
I have had a rafting trip go horribly wrong. I had to hike out of a canyon with a morbidly obese spouse and two kids not old enough for school.
we climbed over rocks this small and sometimes larger. At one point we were over 30 feet above the river. If litte kids and a fat man can do this then i am sure your snowflake was able to handle their little excursion.
Answer by feralxat at 1:54 PM on Jun. 8, 2013
Answer by tntmom1027 at 1:57 PM on Jun. 8, 2013
I am adult enough to know that kids exaggerate and I wouldn't be assuming that they were in danger until I had the other side of the story, or personally went to the location to find out what it was like.
I am also understanding enough to know that sometimes things don't always go as planned. My concern as stated earlier is that parents were not allowed to chaperone (according to what you wrote earlier in this thread). I am wondering why that is. I would want that policy changed. Our school allows at least one parent volunteer to chaperone on field trips that allow only a limited number of people. They must drive themselves to the location (liablilty reasons), but they are allowed to chaperone.
Answer by QuinnMae at 2:00 PM on Jun. 8, 2013