Session 4 has been filled with activities, adventures, and lots of smiles. On Friday, we got the much-anticipated “all clear” to take our masks off and see even more of those camper smiles we love so much!
Mornings are spent in our Nature Groups, where campers spend time ponding and looking for aquatic wildlife, playing nature-themed games to demonstrate ecological systems like abundance and scarcity or food webs, and learning all about Things With Wings. One group even had teams building their own bird nests, which were judged based on sturdiness, protectiveness, and “swag”.
Afternoon Discovery Groups (DGs) bring lots of options for fun activities like archery and Ultimate Frisbee at the activity field, and games like Knockout on the basketball court and Nukem on the volleyball court.
And of course, there’s the ropes course, where campers can take Mary Schmich’s advice and “Do one thing every day that scares you.” It’s always fun to see apprehensive faces change to laughter and big smiles when kids take the leap from the zipline platform and challenge their fears head-on. In one funny moment, the zipline instructor asked “Is the line clear?”, but for once the answer was “No!” There was a Wood Thrush chilling on the zipline, so we had to wait a minute for it to fly away!
Head over to SmugMug to see an album with some photo highlights from session four. Two-week campers should be returning from their overnight trip soon, and we can’t wait to hear some stories from their adventure!