June 30 to July 2, 2006, Encampment Weekend at Kiwanis Building in Columbia Park
Tri-City Young Marines Smith and Hahn working on the orienteering course.
J. Hahn's turn to shoot an azimuth, while J. Smith and Mr. Carlyle observe.
Mr. Carlyle showing Tri-City Young Marines Torres, Pope, Hahn and Smith how to shoot an azimuth through a fence.
Young Marine S. Pope shoots an azimuth.
Mrs. DeGraaf, C. Hahn, S. Castorena, Z. DeGraaf, Mr. DeGraaf and M. Driver getting ready to start orienteering course.
Tri-City Young Marine Z. DeGraaf learning the technique of shooting an azimuth, with S. Castorena looking on.
S. Castorena shooting an azimuth while M. Driver and C. Hahn wait in the wings.
Young Marine Watson shows the direction to the next compass course point, with A. Crawford standing by.
Mr. Carlyle and several Tri-City Young Marines in the midst of the compass course.
C. Hahn, Mr. Carlyle and M. Driver taking a shade break. It was a warm one, thank goodness for shade and water!
As if brush, heat and trails weren't enough, our compass course includes a few water obstacles. Here our Young Marines are accessing their next move.
Young Marines M. Bowman, A. Crawford, A. Watson, S. Havenor and C. Apgar listening to Mr. Carlyle's directions.
Instructions concluded, these Young Marines are ready to hit the compass trail. Lets git er done boys!
FISH ON!!! Actually, Mr. Carlyle is securing Young Marines S. Pope and A. Tores as they continue their compass course into the water hazards.
S. Pope and A. Tores completing the water compass section of their course. A nice way to cool off on a hot day.
C. Hahn and S. Castorena making their way to the water buoy. Mr. DeGraaf and Mr. Carlyle made buoys and secured them in the river bed, giving our Young Marines a nice diversion from standard compass courses.
C. Hahn and S. Castorena find the message on the buoy and relay it to their shore team. Two buoys with different messages were used in this part of the compass course.
All messages found and relayed, so Hahn and Castorena head back to land.
M. Driver and Z. DeGraaf in hot pursuit of those buoy messages.
Drenched in river water, Z. DeGraaf comes ashore after completing the water portion of the compass course.
Young Marine A. Watson agressively swimming to shore. Did he see any fresh water sharks? Cause this Young Marine looks like he has turbo-drive!
Commanding Officer, Mr. Haeg, keeping a cool watch on things. Not a bad assignment on a hot day.
No, it's not a fresh water shark...it's just Executive Officer, Mr. Carlyle, making sure everything goes safely in the river.
Our Young Marines got quite a treat..they got to view some of our own local Columbia River Fresh Water Sharks! Seriously, this group of carp were seen nearby our water section of the compass course..no real sharks here, but these were cool to look at.
After our Encampment weekend, Mr. Carlyle is giving guidance to several Young Marines before the promotion ceremony and the conclusion of our Encampment Weekend. It was a great time for everyone. OORAH!!