August 16, 2019

Growth Rings: Skills in the Hills Photo Gallery

Our campers this week were very focused and motivated to learn about the four areas of Growth Rings: plant identification, whittling, fire building, and snake identification and handling. We practiced quartz and steel strikers and bow drill fires. We tried our hand at whittling flat-sided objects, butter knives, and spoons. We learned about plants and a few folks made plant presses. And we had a camper earn his “Snake Level 4” by catching a big black rat snake! When we weren’t working on rings, we were busy playing games like Windigo and Six Feathers and cooling off in the creek. This was a fun and goofy week with campers working hard to earn growth rings. Check out our photo gallery to see what it was like!