Crow’s Nest Camp 2023 Week Five

August 9, 2023

By Daniel Barringer, Preserve Manager.

Kids in kayaks on Schuylkill River

Photo: Molly Smyrl

Our last week of camp is for our oldest group of kids, and it is fun to watch kids who we’ve known for years at camp grow up and explore the world. This camp is designed to show kids how Crow’s Nest fits in to the larger conservation picture in our region, so the kids kayak in nearby French Creek State Park before putting boats in on the Schuylkill Canal and River.

Crow's Nest Camper in a kayak

Photo: Molly Smyrl

We also check out other Natural Lands Preserves; this year we went hiking at Fulshaw Craeg Preserve (below).

Camp kids posing between trees and boulders

Photo: Cody Hudgens

The campers also do a service project to give back to the preserve. Below, preparing to cut vines.

Kids from Crow's Nest Camp posing with tools for cutting vines at a service project

Photo: Molly Smyrl

We’re sad to see the 8th graders age out of our summer programs, but then, there’s always our Teen Volunteer group that meets year round, so we’ll likely see more of them.

Kids from Crow's Nest Camp in kayaks on the Schuylkill River

Photo: Allie Cook