Crow’s Nest Camp: Week One

July 3, 2011

Crow’s Nest fifth and sixth grade campers enjoyed their week at camp—here playing in the creek. The theme is nature’s protections: how plants and animals protect themselves from predation or browse. The upstairs of the barn is converted into a carnival where each game represents some method of natural protection.

Here the kids paint the mural: Skunk and Dog.

Each week of camp includes small group hikes; time to construct and play in the carnival; time spent in the woods building “hide-ins” made from scrap wood, tarps and ropes; games; creek play; and more unstructured time exploring the preserve. While exploring Mine Run a camper found this pickerel frog.