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!