On August 19-20, ninth grade students had lots of fun getting to know their classmates and faculty at Camp Pyoca in Brownstown, Indiana. This annual retreat for KCD’s freshman class helps students build a sense of community and learn what it means to be citizens at KCD.
The group participated in team-building activities such as canoe relay races, a low ropes course, brain teaser games, and field games. They also enjoyed free time bonding with members of their class. Students also learned strategies to help them succeed in high school, wrote letters to their senior selves, and put a keepsake item into a time capsule to be opened at the senior retreat.
The goal of the retreat is for students to have fun and help them find a home in the upper school community. Upon their return, they will be ready for the adventure that is the ninth grade year. During the year, upper school faculty will be in constant communication with ninth graders to make sure their transition is going smoothly.
Sem Ferid said that the retreat was a memorable experience. “For me, Camp Pyoca is a trip that will stay in my memory for all of high school. All the fun activities like the low rope course really let us work together to pass through obstacles, which really made me feel like I knew more about everyone then I did before the trip. I really enjoyed this trip!”
Thanks to the faculty chaperones: Bobby Copley, Danny Easley, Amy Elliott, Kent Martin, Danielle Picken, Dary Picken, Lauren Purcell, Stephanie Raia, and Stephanie Robertson.
Kentucky Country Day School is a private JK–12, coeducational school located on a spacious 85-acre campus in Louisville, KY. KCD combines a rigorous academic program with a wide variety of athletic and extracurricular programs. Our outstanding faculty creates an intimate learning environment that is both challenging and supportive.