Schoolhouse of Wonder https://schoolhouseofwonder.org Schoolhouse of Wonder creates kind, curious, and confident kids through nature-based outdoor adventures Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:54:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Hurricane Florence Updates https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/hurricane-florence-updates/ Tue, 11 Sep 2018 18:41:28 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=5605 We’ve been monitoring the weather forecast for Hurricane Florence and the projections show the storm impacting our area later this week. As always, the safety of our participants, their families, and our staff is of utmost concern. Due to the projected hurricane conditions, we have decided to close our Wake camp on Thursday, September 13th […]

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Tracks and Trails Photo Gallery https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/tracks-and-trails-photo-gallery/ Fri, 07 Sep 2018 12:58:57 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=5597 Whether wading in the river or tiptoeing through the forest, finding tracks and animals is no small feat. Our campers searched high and low, turning over rocks and listening for animal calls, and their hard work paid off! We found microinvertebrates in the creeks, scat, and tracks on the forest floor, and turtles and snakes […]

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Muskrat Photo Gallery https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/muskrat-photo-gallery/ Fri, 07 Sep 2018 12:39:55 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=5593 Muskrat camp was all about exploration and creativity. We painted rocks to take home. When looking under logs, we discovered a whole world of little critters that help break down and nourish the forest floor. And it wouldn’t be a week at camp without a few classic Schoolhouse games. We played Sock Wars, Doxeneye, and […]

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New Games: Running and Cunning Photo Gallery https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/new-games-running-and-cunning-photo-gallery/ Sun, 02 Sep 2018 15:10:21 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=5585 Imagination and creativity were the themes of the week as campers invented new games and played some classic Schoolhouse games with new twists. Campers had a blast as they battled double Windigos, fought off (and became) werewolves,  stole feathers and tails, and searched for hidden objects in Brumley Forest. Creek time was a highlight this […]

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Opossum Photo Gallery https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/opossum-photo-gallery/ Sun, 02 Sep 2018 14:40:42 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=5579 Our Opossum week was a great finale to the summer! Campers enjoyed fantastic weather as they rambled and romped through Brumley Forest. Farmer Jones and Heeton the alien challenged campers to sneak, run, and explore the forest in Kick the Can and Scout Mission. We got to steal feathers, throw socks, and run for it […]

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Rhythm and Roots Photo Gallery https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/rhythm-and-roots-photo-gallery/ Thu, 30 Aug 2018 16:09:56 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=5572 Rhythm & Roots was an awesome week filled with all sorts of projects, explorations, and games. Our campers had a blast designing and creating all sorts of instruments using things we found in Brumley Forest and topped off the week by performing an awesome original song at our Friday closing circles. Although the musical theme was fun, […]

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Minnow Photo Gallery https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/minnow-photo-gallery-2/ Thu, 30 Aug 2018 15:19:52 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=5565 Our Minnow campers had a busy, fun-filled week! Games were a highlight and campers enjoyed running, sneaking, hiding, and laughing through the forest and fields. We got to play classic Schoolhouse games like Beckon, Six Feathers, Knee-Coup, Kick the Can, and Dragon’s Egg. Creek time was another highlight and campers had a great time splashing, […]

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Questions to Ask Your Pinecone Camper – Thursday https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/questions-to-ask-your-pinecone-camper-thursday/ Thu, 23 Aug 2018 21:24:08 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=5536 If you’re wondering what your camper has been up to this week, here are some questions to get the conversation started… We have visited a few different creek spots this week. Which was your favorite? What do you like to do best during creek time? We try our best to play each game with honor. […]

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Questions to Ask Your Sunfish Camper – Thursday https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/questions-to-ask-your-sunfish-camper-thursday/ Thu, 23 Aug 2018 21:04:55 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=5538 If you’re wondering what your camper has been up to this week, here are some questions to get the conversation started… We got to visit the tributary and the creek for water time this week. What was similar? What was different? Did you like one better than the other? Why? In addition to playing lots […]

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Questions to Ask Your Come to the Howl Camper – Thursday https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/questions-to-ask-your-come-to-the-howl-camper-thursday/ Thu, 23 Aug 2018 21:04:14 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=5540 If you’re wondering what your camper has been up to this week, here are some questions to get the conversation started… Reptiles are always a fun camp find! On Wednesday, how many water snakes did we see? How did we know they were safe to handle? If you choose to pet them what did they feel […]

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Questions to Ask Your Muskrat Camper – Thursday https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/questions-to-ask-your-muskrat-camper-thursday/ Thu, 23 Aug 2018 20:48:20 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=5534 If you’re wondering what your camper has been up to this week, here are some questions to get the conversation started… BLACKFEATHER CAMP (Laura’s Group) Counselors have told many stories this week, some true and some pretend. What was your favorite story? Can you tell me some of it? Blackfeather and Buffalo camps got to […]

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Questions to Ask Your Tracks and Trails Camper – Thursday https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/questions-to-ask-your-tracks-and-trails-camper-thursday/ Thu, 23 Aug 2018 20:29:44 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=5532 If you’re wondering what your camper has been up to this week, here are some questions to get the conversation started… GNARLY STUMP CAMP and TURTLE CAMP (Ebonee’s Group and Pat’s group) On Wednesday, we spent some time talking about different animal tracks and you even got to make an impression of an animal track to […]

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Questions to Ask Your New Games: Running and Cunning Camper – Thursday https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/questions-to-ask-your-new-games-running-and-cunning-camper-thursday/ Thu, 23 Aug 2018 20:04:17 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=5542 If you’re wondering what your camper has been up to this week, here are some questions to get the conversation started… What kind of baby snakes did one of your counselors catch at creek time on Wednesday? Did you pet them? What did they feel like?  On Thursday, we played a game that was made up this […]

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Questions to Ask Your Opossum Camper – Thursday https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/questions-to-ask-your-opossum-camper-thursday/ Thu, 23 Aug 2018 20:01:56 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=5544 If you’re wondering what your camper has been up to this week, here are some questions to get the conversation started… We’ve caught three northern water snakes this week! Did you touch them? What did they feel like? How big were they? What four magical objects did you have to find to defeat Heeton the […]

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Questions to Ask Your Tracks and Trails Camper – Tuesday https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/questions-to-ask-your-tracks-and-trails-camper-tuesday/ Tue, 21 Aug 2018 22:40:24 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=5481 If you’re wondering what your camper has been up to this week, here are some questions to get the conversation started… GNARLY STUMP CAMP (Ebonee’s Group) Yesterday morning you searched in the creeks and rivers for micro invertebrates. How many did you find? Based on what you found, does the Eno River seem healthy to […]

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Questions to Ask Your Muskrat Camper – Tuesday https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/questions-to-ask-your-muskrat-camper-tuesday/ Tue, 21 Aug 2018 22:29:11 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=5483 If you’re wondering what your camper has been up to this week, here are some questions to get the conversation started… BLACKFEATHER CAMP (Laura’s Group)  On Monday morning you played a sneaky game where you had to hide in the woods and try not to be found. What is this game called? How do you […]

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Questions to Ask Your New Games: Running and Cunning Camper – Tuesday https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/blog/questions-to-ask-your-new-games-running-and-cunning-camper-tuesday/ Tue, 21 Aug 2018 21:25:31 +0000 https://schoolhouseofwonder.org/?p=5493 If you’re wondering what your camper has been up to this week, here are some questions to get the conversation started… What is this week’s theme? What games would you like to play this week? Do you have any ideas for new games? What creature did we find at Two Trees on Monday? (Hint: turtle) Was […]

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