By Aijah Isaacs, IN

Even though all CONA delegates are busy working diligently and productively, it’s important to take a break sometimes and enjoy yourself. On Wednesday afternoon, delegates will have a chance to rest and participate in several fun activities, including arts and crafts, hiking, swimming, and a trip to the Biltmore.

THE HIKE. To go on the hikes up the mountain, delegates must have signed up in advance. The first hike leaves at 1 p.m. The other leaves at 1:30. The hike is not for the weak of heart. If you do not think you can hike at least five miles it is not recommended by the Info Depot that you go on the hike but there are plenty of other things to do.

TRIP TO THE BILTMORE. The Biltmore is the biggest privately owned house in the country. It is 8,000 acres and has 250 rooms, and delegates also must have signed-up to participate. It is $20 for students. The Biltmore was built in 1895 and is still owned by the Vanderbilts today.

SWIMMING. You do not have to sign up for swimming. There will be a lifeguard on duty. Join the Missouri pool party and participate in Blue Ridge’s traditional belly flop competition. Just show up and sign up prior to the 4 p.m. belly flop contest.

ARTS AND CRAFTS. This takes place in the basement of Washburn Hall. You can paint a pot or make a leather bracelet to remember CONA. It’s relaxing and you don’t have to sign up, but you do have to pay for the materials you use.

There is plenty to do during your free time but if you don’t wish to do any of the provided activities you can take some time to take a nap or simply sit in the rockers up at Eureka Hall with friends and eat Eureka Treats. There is plenty to do and tomorrow is a perfect time to do it