Thank you all for a wonderful first week of camp. What a wonderful way to kick off the summer. This week campers had a blast digging in the dirt and creating mud puddles. We climbed trees and ran all around the grassy green space of McGolrick park with favorite games such as “Fishy Fishy Cross My Ocean”.
We brought art to the park with a yarn fort installation and using chalk and water to create a paint for painting bark. A few campers tried their hand at climbing the knotty big tree on Russell side of the green space and teachers made sure to only direct and help guide Saplings rather than by physically pushing them higher. This helped campers know how far their body could go with their own climbing. Campers also enjoyed lots of gross motor play on the playground and cooled down in the sprinklers.
During our circle times we talked and read about the forest and observations we made in our green space. We learned about how to identify trees found in McGolrick Park using bark and leaves as a guide and how each type of tree has unique seeds. We even discussed how important a tree's bark is to keep it healthy and how some trees that are ailing are helped by getting grafts placed on it.
Indoors we brought found natural objects with us to create mixed medium art projects.
The karaoke machine was a huge hit during extended day when campers created “talent shows”!