Weekend activities for familiesSubmitted: 03/16/2014
Story By Karolina Buczek

Weekend activities for families
EAGLE RIVER - Some families don't need to go far to try new activities.

Northland Pines High School gives families the chance to use the school's equipment to try many different activities.

"We started family fun day a few years ago just because we have this great facility for people to enjoy in the community," said Tammy Schroeder, a Physical Education teacher.

Parents and their kids can try activities like wall climbing, ping pong and using the batting cage.

"Some kids just get the chance to shoot hoops with their parents. We have the ping pong tables up and not everyone has one of those so there's lots of different things we can get out for them , depending on who all shows up," said Schroeder.

Some kids were excited to use the climbing equipment.

"I've done it lots of times."

But even with experience, some kids believe climbing the wall can be difficult.

"You have to get your feet in it and sometimes you'll get stuck. And you have to slide back and forth but sometimes you don't get to slide back and forth because you don't have enough energy for it," said Willow Schroeder, a Family Fun Day participant.

Learning to climb the wall can be scary for first timers.

"On the first one, I got a little scared. I felt like I was going to fall. Like if the rope would break," said Nolan Warner, Family Fun Day Participant.

But some kids believe climbing the wall is good practice for learning to climb a real mountain.

And they hope they get to climb a mountain one day to see the view from the top.

"Then I could maybe see my house if it was by a mountain," said Willow Schroeder.

"You can see the whole wide world if you're on a real mountain," said Warner.

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