Doing Dishes, 2015

Doing Dishes, 2015

I used to work at an outdoor education center that provided team challenge initiatives, ropes course climbing sessions, and three meals a day to schools that would bring an entire sixth grade class for a week or so. After each meal, a lead facilitator would take his or her school group into the industrial dishroom to clean the dishes. Getting 10 sixth graders excited about dishes is some uphill stuff, so we played music, and framed the whole experience in what I consider the apotheosis of campiness: “This isn’t a boring chore; it’s a dance party!”
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