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March 30, 2018

Enjoy the photo gallery of the rest of our week at Spring Break Camp! We climbed trees, explored, played games, sang songs, told stories, made crafts and so much more! 

March 27, 2018

What a wonderful first day of Spring Break Camp! The weather was a little brisk, but it was pleasantly warm in the sun by lunch time. Before we could even start our day with opening circle, we found some carnivorous plants growing just off a side trail! We saw venus fl...

March 23, 2018

 At Forest Families, we connect with children under 5 and their parent or caregiver. We explore the woods together with songs, games, stories and free play/exploration. 

March 22, 2018

 Two of our friends received super cool survival bracelets for Christmas and Sadie brought hers to program and we all got to practice making a spark with her flint and steel striker! Thank you for sharing with everyone, Sadie! Almost all of us were able to make a spark...

March 22, 2018

We had such a fun surprise when we arrived at pickup this week! There is a new sign at the entrance to the Preserve and among the list of guidelines, it says "No Campfires" and then in small print "Except for Nature Connect Class"! The kids were so thrilled! We only wo...

March 16, 2018

Our small group today was excited to build small structures for our fairy gnome friends! Opening circle began in the gazebo meeting area, where we built our first structures. We used pine cones, bark, and pine straw to create interesting structures.

Some of our material...

March 15, 2018

Because the day stared off cold, we worked together to create a small fire in the fire pan, although we did not need it for the whole day! Today we worked on our fort building skills, and even made a flag pole for the cedar area that we explored! 

After working out our...

March 14, 2018

 We had a small group today, and we had a great time enjoying the chilly weather! We started the day off with a warm fire and a new book - Shantey's Quest  by Thomas Elpel. This beautifully illustrated book is an excellent introduction to plant identification...

March 13, 2018

After such focused compass and mapping work (which was still fun!) it was nice to have a relaxing day to explore our imaginations and play games. It was quite chilly so a fire was the first order of the day. We've been learning how to safely use tools, so anyone who wa...

March 9, 2018

 Its amazing how much fun and exploration we can pack into two hours at the after school program! This week we used all of the mapping skills we have been playing with to create scavenger hunts! We split up into two groups and  led each other on a wander through the pa...

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