Photo Gallery – Schoolhouse of Wonder https://schoolhouseofwonder.org Schoolhouse of Wonder creates kind, curious, and confident kids through nature-based outdoor adventures Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:59:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Keeper of the Fire Photo Gallery https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/keeper-fire-photo-gallery/ Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:25:01 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=3969 The art of fire-making is a great way to build skills, confidence, and a sense of responsibility. In this short but exciting camp, we spent a couple of wintry days together practicing our fire techniques, playing games, and exploring the frozen Eno River. We worked with primitive and friction fire methods like flint and steel […]

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Winter Village Photo Gallery https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/winter-village-photo-gallery/ Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:43:57 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=3958 Our first camp of 2018 truly lived up to its name! With sub-freezing temps and even some snow to play in by the end of the week, West Point on the Eno became a winter wonderland for us to explore. This week our campers braved the cold as we constructed our forest fort village, played […]

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Eno Winter Explorer Photo Gallery https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/eno-winter-explorer-photo-gallery/ Tue, 02 Jan 2018 14:27:40 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=3909 During our Eno Winter Explorer Camp we roamed the forest in search of adventure, friendship, and laughter, and ended up finding plenty of each. This week’s highlights included rambling through some of the less-traveled-to sections of the park, finding salamanders, making stick & leaf boats, and roasting doughboys over a camp fire with homemade butter! […]

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Earth Art Photo Gallery https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/earth-art-photo-gallery/ Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:40:22 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=3877 Our Earth Art campers had a delightful week exploring artistic wonders of the natural world at Harris Lake County Park. They experimented with using different bits of nature like pine needles and pinecones to create paintings, sculptures, mobiles, forts, and more. Some even made a miniature island nation using all natural materials. We learned about […]

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Spooky Shenanigans Photo Gallery https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/spooky-shenanigans-photo-gallery/ Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:28:41 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=3873 Our campers had a frightfully fun week out at Harris Lake County Park, doing everything from building monsters to learning about fire to finding native critters! We kicked off the week with some gardening work at Schoolhouse of Wonder’s adopted garden where campers and counselors worked with park staff to tend a small plot. We […]

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Wild Games Photo Gallery https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/wild-games-photo-gallery/ Wed, 08 Nov 2017 13:11:17 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=3691 Our Wild Games campers stole feathers, found hearts, ran, hid, and jumped through the fall woods with friends this week.  We got to play a ton of games including some Schoolhouse favorites like Bakweli, 6 Feathers, and Windigo. We also found some time to enjoy the leaves by making all kinds of Earth Art and […]

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Backcountry Adventures Photo Gallery https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/backcountry-adventures-photo-gallery/ Fri, 03 Nov 2017 14:26:19 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=3682 Our Backcountry Adventures campers had an exciting week learning the basics of camping and backpacking.  They worked on their map-reading, plant identification, and knot-tying skills.  They assembled three different types of shelter.  They even had the opportunity to practice filtering water using several types of filters and tried Frank’s famous ramen bombs, which was only […]

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Critters of Harris Lake Photo Gallery https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/critters-harris-lake-photo-gallery/ Wed, 25 Oct 2017 16:57:09 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=3661 If it flies, crawls, slithers, hops, or swims, we looked for it at Harris Lake! Our campers fully embraced the theme this week and had a great time learning, exploring, and playing in the fresh autumn air. In addition to Schoolhouse classics like whittling and forest & field games, they managed to squeeze in tons […]

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The Hunt is On Photo Gallery https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/hunt-photo-gallery/ Wed, 25 Oct 2017 15:22:44 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=3657 The hunt was indeed on for our campers this week as they worked together to solve puzzles, follow clues, and complete team-building activities. In addition to Schoolhouse classics like playing forest and field games and exploring the creeks, these campers enjoyed some unique activities, like working together to build an obstacle course. They learned the […]

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Fall Archer Photo Gallery https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/fall-archer-photo-gallery/ Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:56:12 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=3638 At Schoolhouse of Wonder, archery in the forest is one of our favorite things to do! This week, we finally enjoyed some real autumn weather on our woodland target range, as we shot at block targets, balloons, homemade plate targets, and a swinging bag. We also got to explore the mysteries of the forest on […]

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Woodland Gamer Photo Gallery https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/woodland-gamer-photo-gallery-2/ Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:44:43 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=3633 What better way to welcome the fall season than by running and jumping through the woods with friends? We did plenty of that during this year’s Woodland Gamer Camp! We played as many different games as we could squeeze in, and after each game was over we processed through it in a respectful group discussion […]

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Old Timey Village Photo Gallery https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/old-timey-village-photo-gallery-2/ Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:22:50 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=3624 This wonderful week of fall camp was truly a blast from the past. We built our Old Timey Village deep in the woods and it included many imaginative structures – a bakery, a doctor’s office, a trading post, and even a hiking stick emporium! We also found time to throw some hatchets, do some crosscut […]

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Primitive Projectiles Photo Gallery https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/primitive-projectiles-photo-gallery-2/ Thu, 12 Oct 2017 21:08:13 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=3603 Our Primitive Projectiles campers took a trip back through time this week and explored the history of projectiles. We began with atlatls and slings and worked our way up to archery, tomahawk throwing, and even got to use a blow dart gun! Not only did we throw, swing, and toss all kinds of projectiles, but […]

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Monster Camp Photo Gallery https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/monster-camp-photo-gallery/ Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:08:09 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=3590 Our first Brumley Monster camp was a blast! Plenty of hard work and creativity went into monster masks and costumes, culminating in our Friday Monster Parade. Monster-themed games were another hit with Scout Mission, Dragon’s Egg, Kick the Can, and Sock Wars encouraging sneaking, running, and hiding through the fall forest. The rest of our […]

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Lumberjack Photo Gallery https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/lumberjack-photo-gallery/ Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:39:47 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=3582 Our lumberjacks sawed and chopped their way through a very fun week at Brumley Forest. They got to practice lumberjack skills like sawing with a crosscut saw, using a hatchet to chop and split wood, building a lumberjack camp (Timber!), making pine needle tea and flipping flapjacks! Our rambles through the forest and creek turned […]

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Whittling and Woodcraft Photo Gallery https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/whittling-woodcraft-photo-gallery/ Thu, 05 Oct 2017 21:09:30 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=3567 Whittling, lashing, and fort-building–oh my! Our Whittling and Woodcraft campers had an exciting week focusing on woodworking of all kinds. They worked hard on individualized whittling projects and learned how to lash together furniture for their forest forts and huts. They even learned to use simple tools like a hand drill. They took a little break from all that building to […]

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Primitive Projectiles Photo Gallery https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/primitive-projectiles-photo-gallery/ Tue, 03 Oct 2017 12:51:13 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=3543 If it can be thrown, launched, chucked or tossed, we did it this week during Primitive Projectiles camp! On this adventure-filled journey through time we explored many innovations on projectiles over human history. On Monday we started off throwing rocks, then we moved on to slings, spears, atlatls, tomahawks, and archery as the week went […]

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