Schoolhouse of Wonder https://schoolhouseofwonder.org Schoolhouse of Wonder creates kind, curious, and confident kids through nature-based outdoor adventures Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:48:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Questions to Ask Your Earth Art Camper- Thursday https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/questions-ask-earth-art-camper-thursday-2/ Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:07:48 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=3730 If you’re wondering what your camper has been up to this week, here are some questions to get the conversation started… Wednesday the group spent some time by the lake exploring and learning to skip rocks. How do you skip a rock? When you look for a rock to skip, what characteristics are you looking for? […]

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Questions to Ask Your Earth Art Camper- Tuesday https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/questions-ask-earth-art-camper-tuesday-2/ Tue, 14 Nov 2017 20:38:37 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=3726 If you’re wondering what your camper has been up to this week, here are some questions to get the conversation started… Monday was an earth art extravaganza! We worked in small groups to create some amazing artwork. What materials did you choose to use? What did you use to hold the materials together? Is your artwork […]

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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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Questions to Ask Your Spooky Shenanigans Camper – Thursday https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/questions-ask-spooky-shenanigans-camper-thursday/ Thu, 02 Nov 2017 19:15:52 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=3677 If you’re wondering what your camper has been up to this week, here are some questions to get the conversation started… Wednesday morning we built monsters and did a little face painting.  Which one did you enjoy more?  How did you choose your materials for your monster? How did you choose what you wanted to be […]

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Questions to Ask Your Spooky Shenanigans Camper – Tuesday https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/questions-ask-spooky-shenanigans-camper-tuesday/ Tue, 31 Oct 2017 19:21:02 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=3673 If you’re wondering what your camper has been up to this week, here are some questions to get the conversation started… Schoolhouse of Wonder has adopted a garden at Harris Lake County Park.  We worked in the garden with a park staff member Monday afternoon.  What were some of the tasks the group worked on? What animals […]

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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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Questions to Ask Your Wild Games Camper – Tuesday https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/questions-ask-wild-games-camper-tuesday/ Tue, 24 Oct 2017 19:13:33 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=3651 If you’re wondering what your camper has been up to this week, here are some questions to get the conversation started… We visited a small stream in search of animals. What animals did we find? Why is it a good idea to not hold the salamanders we found in the stream? Are there salamanders you […]

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Questions to Ask Your Backcountry Adventures Camper – Thursday https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/questions-ask-backcountry-adventures-camper-thursday/ Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:01:31 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=3640 If you’re wondering what your camper has been up to this week, here are some questions to get the conversation started… Although we do not have bears in this area, hanging a bear bag is a useful skill when backpacking in other areas of the state and country.  How do you hang a bear bag?  […]

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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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Questions to Ask Your Backcountry Adventures Camper – Tuesday https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/questions-ask-backcountry-adventures-camper-tuesday/ Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:38:08 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=3628 If you’re wondering what your camper has been up to this week, here are some questions to get the conversation started… Monday we began our week by going over maps, compasses, and plant identification.  If trail maps have lines that are very close together what does that tell us?  What are the first two things you […]

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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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Questions to Ask Your Critters of Harris Lake Camper – Thursday https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/questions-ask-critters-harris-lake-camper-thursday/ Thu, 12 Oct 2017 20:32:25 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=3598 If you’re wondering what your camper has been up to this week, here are some questions to get the conversation started… Wednesday the park staff led a fishing program for us! What are some examples of aquatic food chains?  What type of fish were the two fish we caught?  Do they like to swim at the […]

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Questions to Ask Your Old Timey Village Camper – Thursday https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/questions-ask-old-timey-village-camper-thursday-2/ Thu, 12 Oct 2017 20:04:28 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=3594 If you’re wondering what your camper has been up to this week, here are some questions to get the conversation started… You got to use an old-timey tool to cut wood. What was the tool? How does it work? Was it easy or hard? On Thursday you got to cook a tasty treat over the fire. […]

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