A Breath of Fresh Air

by Jody Godoy '05

On the weekend of October 18-20,Communiversity gave a group of 30 students a taste of life in the High Sierras, via APU's Great Works Option at Emerald Cove Camp, Bass lake, California.

Over the course of the weekend, students were free to participate in a host of mountain activities, including mountain biking, rock climbing, water skiing, and kayaking. Visiting students were also given the opportunity to take a trip into Yosemite Valley, where they could climb the famous Half Dome.

Whether students were considering spending a semester of study at Bass Lake or just relaxing for a weekend, they were sure to find a different pace from APU’s Azusa Campus. “It’s a good place to away from all the busyness,” said Marcus DeFoe ’05, describing Bass Lake as “tranquil… [a place to] see God through nature.”

Each semester the Yosemite Sierra Great Works Program offers a group of students a chance to follow an integrated course of study in a majestic natural setting and intimate community. For more information on the program, visit the Great Works Option website or contact Joel Norsworthy at [email protected] or Jeanne Newbold at [email protected].