Earth Art campers explored their creative side with quill writing, creating nature journals, painting, making friendship bracelets and rock statues, building a natural art gallery for the 5-7 year old aftercare kids, whittling (lots and lots of whittling), and forming a band. They also played an awesome game of Six Feathers and visited the creek spot named by Umstead’s very first […]
We started off this week with a bang, literally! This week’s Monday pickup produced a wicked awesome storm. The group also enjoyed learning map reading skills, building lean tos, identifying plants, fire-building, knot tying, and whittling. Awesome wildlife finds were a baby snapping turtle, tulip tree moth, painted turtle, eastern box turtle, northern water snakes, and a […]
Our week in Brumley Forest was awesome! We saw some cool animals like skinks, turkey vultures, turtles, snails, caterpillars, salamanders, butterflies, fish, spiders, and some campers got to see a rough green snake!
Last week was filled to the brim at Brumley Forest. We learned about many different survival skills throughout the week. For water we tried gathering dew, making a solar still, and using plant transpiration in plastic bags. Shelter building was a huge hit, and after many campers constructed debris shelters, campers moved on to more […]
Highlights of Crawdad Camp included a nature ramble to the big rocks, decorating treasure boxes, bouncing on “the ride,” playing werewolf, beckon, and sock wars, finding clams in the river, making grass bracelets, and watching a wasp attack a spider and drag it across the forest floor.
Last week in Otter Camp was awesome! We had plenty of special guests including worms, beetles, a box turtle, butterflies, turkey vultures, a heron, frogs, toads, and a skink! We also had a few special characters show up in our story telling and games.