If you’re curious about what your child has been up to in camp this week, here are some questions to get the conversation started.
Lizard campers explored the woods by going on a bug safari. They also found lots of baby animals such as a box turtle, a grey treefrog, and skinks. They learned about lizards by playing three games: branch to branch, tails, and a game about camouflage. This group also LOVED mud! They did a lot of […]
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 […]