As soon as we arrived at Green Camp, we jumped straight into amazing things, like making traditional Balinese offerings, climbing a coconut tree, and relaxing around a cozy campfire with guitars, drums, and lots of singing all around!

Photo by trip leader Lisa Hornak.

Photo by trip leader Lisa Hornak.

The next day started with a workshop with our new friend Clara who taught us all about meditation, chakras, and communication with animals! We took a tour of the Green School, learned how to compost, and planted tomatoes. Then we ventured out in the rain to trek through the rice paddies and stuck our feet in the mud to plant rice.

Photo by trip leader Lisa Hornak.

Photo by trip leader Lisa Hornak.

And yes, it gets better! We were surprised with an opportunity to go to a Bollywood dance workshop where we all danced for hours, cooled off with some fresh juices and milkshakes in an adorable cafe, and saw the city of Ubud at night!

The following day, we went into the town of Ubud to walk around the local market, pick up some gifts and treats, and work on a photography scavenger hunt. After finding many cute dogs, outrageous hippies, and sustainable souvenirs, we headed back into Green Camp to learn about a traditional Balinese martial arts dance, and then put our new skills to use in the Green Camp mud pit!

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We ended the day with a night safari in which we saw spiders, a vine snake, and many other nocturnal creatures. On our last morning, we had an early wake up call and headed north to go canyoning at the GitGit waterfall. We spent the majority of our day climbing through the canyon and rappelling through waterfalls. When we returned we got to experience a workshop on traditional Balinese drumming techniques and learned a few songs. The night ended with some work on finishing up our On Assignment projects and tomorrow we head to Medewi for surfing!

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Post by students Eloise & Ansley.