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Crow’s Nest: Camp Week One

June 29, 2013

This week we had a great bunch of kids at camp and we managed to dodge the many thunderstorms that rolled through. Appropriately enough the theme this week was water: Nature’s Plumbing.

In the barn the kids got a chance to be water molecules being pulled up inside a giant plant stem via capillary action:

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Down at the creek they acted out the water cycle, evaporating and then precipitating back down the sliding board:

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The water extravaganza included, of course, a water balloon toss.

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There was time to play in the woods.

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Among the discoveries there was this yellow-spotted salamander:

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In the barn the kids built rafts out of recycled materials: old boards, milk jugs, and mesh laundry bags.

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They really float! This is the regatta on French Creek.

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We also went on small group hikes. Mine went to visit the goats and calves. Here Duffy enjoys the attention.

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Posted by Daniel Barringer on June 29, 2013.

 

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