Crow’s Nest: Camp Week Four

August 2, 2016

By Daniel Barringer, Preserve Manager


Kids in the 3rd and 4th grade camp rebuilt the canopy community that has been built and unbuilt at each week of camp. They personalize the space with hammocks, benches, tables, flags, swings, and paint. At the end of the week the kids take their accessories down and put away the materials; at the end of summer all of the scaffolding will be put away for another year.


The barn is still filled with arts and crafts, murals of the sun and paper-mache planets hanging from the ceiling. The kids also made sundials, fabric squares for a quilt of leaf patterns using dye that is activated by the sun, and pizza-box solar ovens.


There was plenty of time to play in the creek (another hot week!) and go on small group hikes to explore the preserve (below, meeting the calves). We hope the kids had as much of a good time as we did!