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January 31, 2018

 Today we explored fire and wood skills in greater depth. We started out warming up around the fire working on creating bow-drill friction fire kits. We identified all the parts we needed to make and started working on spindles. After getting out sp...

January 30, 2018

We opened our Tuesday gathering with the Deer Bounding Challenge!. This game allows us to leap like deer over our backpacks. The challenge is that the obstacle gets bigger with every additional backpack! 

This week we were responsible for creating the fire with guidance...

January 26, 2018

Wow! Does the time fly with the Fireflies! We had fun this week exploring the perimeter of the land and getting to know the place - especially where all the good climbing spots are!

We also explored some interesting side trails -some connected and others just abruptly s...

January 26, 2018

Our second week was a bit of a chilly one! This week we worked as a community to build a fire in the fire pan and experimented with shelter building techniques. Before opening circle and gratitudes, we had free play and some of us worked on expanding a shelter that our...

January 25, 2018

We had a lovely day in the woods! It was cool, but drowsy warm in the sunshine, the perfect day for exploring the woods. 

We started out our day sharing our opening circle with the Tadpoles. We sang a song together with them and shared something we were grateful for. Af...

January 25, 2018

Malena and Ember enjoyed spending time with each other again, there was a lot of giggling, role playing and tag. Ember helped Malena and I search for our fairy house that we created last week. We didn't find it, but we built a new one.

Malena and Ember pretend...

January 24, 2018

The woods come alive the day after a warm rain and we had plenty to explore!  After a long wander through some new territory, a few rounds of Wildlife is Watching, a new story telling game and lunch, we had a lovely afternoon improving upon our Squirrel Village from la...

January 19, 2018

Half of the group started the program hiking down the trails with Sierra leaving arrows for the rest of the group  with Kathryn and Brinkley to follow. Not only did the arrows, help the second group was able to find the first group by following their ears! We caught up...

January 19, 2018

Welcome Back Herons! We had a chilly first day back at program, but got to explore something we don't often get to - ice!

Because of the cold rain that fell the night before, most of the fuel around the woods was wet. Working together to break some bigger logs, we were...

January 18, 2018

Our teens had a fun day exploring both the woods around camp, identifying animal tracks and sign, whittling, and making tinder bundles for friction fire! Our teens and preschool meet on the same day and share opening and closing circles together. It was chilly this mor...

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