November 29, 2019

Wild Huts Photo Gallery

What an epic week of hut-building! We used branches, sticks, pine straw, leaves, and pine cones to construct an amazing two-room hut. We found other ways to enjoy the woods too, including adventures around the pond and defeating the Windigo. On Friday, the charcoal from our fire-building earlier in the week became a popular face […]

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November 22, 2019

Four Elements: Fire, Air, Water, Earth Photo Gallery

Our campers were real troopers this week in the cold weather. We stayed warm with morning campfires, afternoon hot chocolates, and epic games of pinecone hockey! This group also loved jumping into big piles of leaves and pinestraw. And we got to do all of these things with a background of beautiful fall leaves. Enjoy […]

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November 15, 2019

Primitive Projectiles Photo Gallery

Atl atls, archery, a blow dart gun, and tomahawks defined our week of Primitive Projectiles, and wow did we have fun! The campers supported each other everyday by rooting each other on to hit the targets. They even made up what hitting each part of the target represented, and everybody aimed to “take home the […]

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November 8, 2019

Backcountry Adventures Photo Gallery

From learning to use a compass to setting up a tent, campers learned all the essentials to set out on their own backpacking trips! Another highlight of our week was catching a feisty Northern Watersnake down at the creek. It seems like the colder weather brought out Umstead’s reptiles as our group came across multiple […]

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November 1, 2019

Whittling Basics Photo Gallery

We had a blast working on our whittling skills this week! When we weren’t whittling, we used our sticks to create beautiful forts complete with their own gardens. The cooler, wetter weather also brought out all the local salamanders and lizards. Our campers loved safely catching and getting closer looks at these wonderful animals. Check […]

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October 25, 2019

Wonder Kid Photo Gallery

What a WONDERful week we had! Our campers enjoyed sampling all of the classic Schoolhouse activities including fort building, whittling, and all of our favorite games. This group was also skilled at finding critters in Umstead’s woods and tributaries. We even had fun on our rainy day with songs, stories, and fire-building. Take a look […]

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