BY KALI CAUDLE
Success comes with a large price tag.
Conestoga Students Inc. staff members were seen all over Doon as well as the satellite campuses the first week of school working hard to prepare for the Outdoor Bash event, just one of many being planned for this school year.
“This year was the first time we’ve done a barbecue at all satellite campuses,” said CSI president Jeff Scherer.
Cambridge campus celebrated its Outdoor Bash on Sept. 4, which featured free pizza, a barbecue, BeaverTails, a 100-foot inflatable obstacle course, a bungee run and gladiator jousting. However, not many students participated in the activities.
Scherer said there wasn’t much different at this year’s event compared to last year’s, except that the Cambridge campus had BeaverTails at their party.
“I liked the BeaverTails … it was my first time having one,” said Rachel Winger, a Conestoga second-year business administration – financial planning student.
The only issue CSI had at the Cambridge campus was getting the students involved in the activities, but they found a solution to the problem.
“Students like free food so … if you feed them, they’ll come,” Scherer said.
Each CSI-hosted event cost a different amount, depending on the activities offered.
Cambridge put more money toward food and inflatable activities, at an approximate total cost of $9,000, while at Doon, they also featured live bands at an estimated total cost of $7,000.
“… We never really do a barbecue because it’s a lot of work and there aren’t usually a ton of students, but it was pretty successful this year,” Scherer said.
For more information about upcoming CSI activities check out their events calendar at www.conestogastudents.com.