Out of the dozens of children, they were each split up into a 'Pioneer Family', each with a History and REAL life story behind them.
This is a photo of Alexanders family with his Pioneer 'mom' and 'dad'. Alex is in the center. Doesn't he look great?
They pulled hand carts full of their personal camping gear and food over many many miles and days, so that they could experience a small bit of what the early day Pioneers went through.
Along the way, in the evenings, they had fireside storytelling, fun, games and spiritual testimony times to build memories.
Alex came home a much more mature, wiser, and more compassionate young man.