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Closing ceremony at the rock spiral
Thank you for joining us at Professor Valley Field Camp! We’ve enjoyed sharing this special place with you.
At the end of every field camp, everyone gathers together for a special closing ceremony to commemorate their experience and carry what they’ve learned forward.
Participants choose a rock that represents their experience and carry it with them on a short hike to a rock spiral with a beautiful panoramic view of Professor Valley. This spiral is made up of past visitors’ rocks. The spiral is a symbol of their connection to past visitors, to each other in the present, and to future visitors.
After a moment of silent reflection of the week’s activities, students share a best and worst experience at the field camp one at a time. Once everyone has shared, the group walks in silence back to camp, reflecting on all that was expressed and how it will determine their future actions.
A group at Professor Valley Field Camp in April 2017
“We can accomplish a lot together.”
–Janyssa Magee-Ortiz, 2016 PVFC participant
In the spirit of this tradition, we invite you to reflect on what we’ve shared about Professor Valley Field Camp. Whether you live in Utah or across the country, know that the connections made at Professor Valley Field Camp ripple out into the world and shape our future.