People have been asking me too write this thread... So here it is.
In the 4th grade the school sponsored my trip too a summer field trip too camp Waskowitz, Now known as the Cispus learning center.
We arrived probably around 12 or 1 in the afternoon and got off the bus they split us into two groups for the tour.
The first room we went in had a display of every insect that was native too that forrest in glass cases and had little notes about them. The next room
they had us go in couldnt have been more than 12 feet in across it was a completely round room, dome shaped ceiling and the floor was dimpled in like
the cap on a snapple bottle.
They had us lay down in a circle feet too eachother and told us too look at the ceiling it was a planetarium... There is a planetarium at Cispus but
that wasnt that room..... I remember being woken up by the kid next too me having a siezure .. He was hitting me in the face until the teacher
standing too the right of us walked up too him and put her hand on his shoulder and he was out again and thats all i remember until they had us stand
up quickly when we were leaving.. they were rushing us up and my equalibruim was completely off.. Having done alot of drugs in my 20's i can mesure
the feeling too being ridiculously high off of an opiate.
When we walked out of the room it was dusk, but i wasnt thinking about that at all. they walked us too the gym.. They had all of the lights off but 1
in the corner of the room, I and several other of my classmates had lost our voices and i dont remember anything else beyond that point exept going
too sleep in my bunk.. They had a camp councelar awake at all times in a small ofice in the little .. cabin or whatever we were in. i remember they
wouldnt even let us whisper too eachother and nomatter how quiet we were they knew lol...
Alot of the memories i have are fragmented and cant remember what order in wich they happend... And i didnt remember any of this clearly until i was
17. So about 6 or 7 years... Im 25 now and i still have trouble making things out i cannot remember anything else but these specific events.
At some point we were in a all tile room.. floor too ceiling just tiles, there were cholums in the room and directly through the center of the room
leading from the hallway we had came in from too a hallway directly in front of us out of the room... down a line our of the ceiling was probably 6 or
7 large shower heads, probably a foot in diametere each. with a chain and a wooden handle hanging from the ceiling too like an old fashion toilet
handle. There were two men , 1 with a clipboard and the other one leading the group the guy with the clipboard just marked us off as we went.
They told us that these were dry showers and in case we ever had poisionous chemicals on our skin we would have too use one of these showers. ( for
those who dont know what im talking about it was like a decontamination booth shower) I dont remember anything after about those tile rooms exept i
was being carried down one of those halls by 1 arm and 1 leg..
like i was trash lol...... the guy carrying me set me down opened up a steel door picked me up and just threw me inside .. hard too i slid way across
that tile floor.. The right side of the room where the wall met the floor was curved it wasnt squared out it was a smooth surface.
He shut the door it was completely dark and i could not move at all..
I started too get freaked out.... badly i started too panic but i couldnt move i cant explain how scary that is being imoblile and not knowing
anything about what is happening.. after a minute or so when the panic was starting too get heavy.. the door opened and they threw another student
in.. same as i was thrown in there.. like they straight up didnt give a #@% at all..
They shut the door and it was completely black in that room... I wanted to talk too him but i couldnt.. i sure as hell tried until i heard his voice..
he said hello.. But he wasnt speaking aloud i heard him in my mind... i said hi too him back and was just overcome with a blanket of peace.. i knew
everything was going too be fine. thats... where it blacks out.
And i think that night they had us come too the assembly room the first night we were there and had some assembly about geology.. but it wasnt about
the area it was world geology and there was a general there for about 3 mintues and he sat down and left without saying a word.
I remember waking up for breakfast though...They had us walk too the mess hall as they called it.. The camp councelers were straight up military no
doubt they were so stiff you could have pulled a truck with a pin stuffed between their #$^% .. They whistled for us too start eating and whistled for
us too stop.
Then we went and got on our boots and stuff to go on a hike too angel falls... I remember as i was walking through the grass.. It was so green... It
seemed like i could see every single individual blade of grass like it was under a scope.. i could see the dew on every blade it shined like glass it
was so green and i was.. just consumed by it i cant explain it.. i could smell it like i had my face right in it.. and still too this day ive never
felt.. refreshed by anything like i was with that grass lol... I can remember that so vividly i can smell it when i think about it.
They had us hike up too this waterfall . once we got there they said, okay now we are going too climb too the top. But the thing is we were in the
valley of this waterfall and there is no leverage at all if you were too fall it was completely ruthless and dangerous i CANNOT believe they took us
up there .. more than half of us decided we didnt want too go any further, so the female camp counceler stopped right there cliffside and all of us
lined up and made us wait . she had her clipboard and her walky talky and as she was talking too the male counceler he was saying over the walky wich
student was finding what trail, and wich ones had gottan too the top on their own and she marked it down, but i still remember clearly the male
counceler yelling for them, so he didnt climb he just observed, as did she.
I remember later that day we sat around a fire after dinner i think and they had us talk in turn about what we wanted too be, what kind of person we
thought we were. Just basically group sharing.
Later on that night when it was dark they had us get our boots on again and they took us through the woods.. i was complaining my feet hurt too my
buddy and i cannot believe the counceler heard me as far ahead as he was but he asked me howmany pairs of socks i was wearing and i was wearing 2
thick pairs of socks.. idk how he knew but he did and he said thats why they hurt...lol right..
We came out in a clearing and they had new pine trees planted in this clearing and a pile of pinecones around the trees... They put us in groups of 2
and 3 And lined us up opposing eachother.. we were supposed too get the pinecones away from the other team.. without touching them.. or letting em see
us do it.. And i was like wtf?. And a girl looked at me and said, "look.. dont u understand what they want us too do" she was frusterated with me..
And it blacks out again.. Nothing after that...
It seems like whatever interesting things that happend when they happend i have absolutely no memory of them...
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