At 6 AM 16 Health Science Academy students, instructors and chaperons packed into three vans and a truck and headed west on our week’s trip to Pine Ridge. All was smooth sailing until we encountered a tremendous lightning storm in Mitchell, SD. We waited it out eating in our vans and then continued on our journey. Next stop….Prairie Dogs just outside the Badlands! Who ever knew you could have so much FREE fun! Thankfully no one tried to sneek a prairie dog into our van (we think!). Then we were off to the Badlands for a great hike! We pulled into the Lakota Prairie Ranch Resort around 8 PM, just in time for dinner in the restaurant. After unpacking the vans into our five cabins, we enjoyed some reflection time before calling it a night in preparation for tomorrow’s Youth Leadership Camp.