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 How to Register for Camps https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/how-to-register-for-camps/ Fri, 09 Feb 2018 17:01:02 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=4117 We are excited you want to send your child to camp! If you’re having trouble registering, check out our resources below.  To register for a camp, you’ll first need to make an account. Of course, if you still have questions after reading this, please give us a call. Need help making an account? Watch this video or […]

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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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Questions to Ask Your Winter Village Camper – Wednesday https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/questions-ask-winter-village-camper-wednesday-2/ Wed, 03 Jan 2018 21:54:43 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=3920 If you’re wondering what your camper has been up to this week, here are some questions to get the conversation started… We have been working on building our own village this week.  What building did you make? What is your occupation in the village? This week you learned about fire building. Did you help gather […]

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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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Questions to Ask Your Eno Winter Explorer Camper – Thursday https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/questions-ask-eno-winter-explorer-camper-thursday/ Thu, 21 Dec 2017 20:53:51 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=3900 If you’re wondering what your camper has been up to this week, here are some questions to get the conversation started… What activities did you do in the rain on Wednesday? Tell me about Hide & Seek in the old mill. On Thursday you went for a nature ramble through the vortex. What is the vortex? What […]

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Questions to Ask Your Eno Winter Explorer Camper – Tuesday https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/questions-ask-eno-winter-explorer-camper-tuesday/ Tue, 19 Dec 2017 19:40:57 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=3895 If you’re wondering what your camper has been up to this week, here are some questions to get the conversation started… Tell me about what happens at morning circle? What is the smudge? What have you shared that you are thankful for? On Monday you went for a ramble up Warren Creek. Where is Warren Creek? […]

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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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2018 Camp Registration is Open! https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/2018-camp-registration-open/ Fri, 01 Dec 2017 12:36:01 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=3808   We are so excited to open registration for our 2018 Spring and Summer camps! Our staff have been hard at work planning new themes and activities for our next season.  We know there can be a lot to keep straight when you’re planning school breaks, intersessions, and summer vacations. We’ve made our 2018 Camps […]

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Announcing…Expanded Capacity in Wake County! https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/announcing-expanded-capacity-wake-county/ Fri, 01 Dec 2017 03:10:28 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=3835 We’re excited to introduce you to our newest location in Wake County – Whispering Pines! This beautiful location in Umstead State Park allows us to double capacity and engage twice as many campers in Wake County. This summer we’ll simultaneously operate at our usual location (Umstead Amphitheater) and this additional, new location (Umstead Whispering Pines). […]

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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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