Summer Camp 2022 Wrap-up
June 27 - July 1
Earth, Wind, Fire, & Water
Nature Hikes,Free Play, Arts & Crafts,Games,Presentations,Drumming,Dancing,Music,& More
were included in the 2022 Summer Nature Camp experience
Daily activities were provided to focus on each of the 4 basic life essential elements in nature
The last day of camp we celebrated a week long Nature Connection.
Thanks to our guest educators
Jenna Waite of Elkhart County Soil and Water Conservation District for bringing fun activities about water cycles and quality
Lindsey Caterina of Elkhart County Purdue Extension Wellness Program for engaging the campers in an interactive nutritional program
Dennis and Andrea Badke of Foxwood Raptor and Wildlife Rehabilitation Center for sharing information about local wildlife and bringing a few wild furry friends to meet.
Our Volunteer Camp Supervisors/Educators
Carl Rust, Indiana Master Naturalist, WNC Board President,
Author, Get Out of the Way and Let Kids Learn
Vicci Moore, Advanced Indiana Master Naturalist, WNC Secretary/Treasurer
Thanks to Jenna Wait for serving as voluteer camp assistant.
Nature play included water dancing in the wiggle sprinkler, catching some rays, swinging and spinning, bubbles floating on air, parachute games, planting food seeds, making soil density jars, paper airplanes, sticks & strings, creating stories and enactments, activity pages, exploring the woods, prehistoric digs, and other outdoor fun.
Campfire safety was discussed and building a campfire demonstrated as part of our focus on Fire. It was then put to practical use at our Nature Connection Celebration. Campers helped build the fire. After lunch cooked over the fire, they toasted marshmellows and made s'mores for desert.
We had a fun and energetic week. Thanks to all our campers and their families for choosing to participate in a week of nature connections.
Looking forward to next year!