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Single Saturday Camp Fee:
- First Child = $50.00 per camp
- Second Child = $40.00 per camp (A 20% discount!)
Single Saturday Camp Fee:
The last day for Country Camp this Summer, and boy, was it Summer, HOT!
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We finished a few projects, fed the chickens, played with the goats (Mariah and Cocoa, too), then we were off to the creek for exploration and play. This was a good week for minnows and frogs. The water was so low that it was easy to net the little critters. As Gayle says, “The pictures speak for themelves.”
Our pet rocks were imaginative creations! It was fun using the crayon melter. What a great wa;y to recycle all those broken crayons. Our morning ended way too quickly as we served up mud pies, played on the old swing set, and even had a pretend tea using real dishes! Of course George had to supervise the whole thing.
Only one more summer Country Camp, then we will be waiting for the Fall.
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This was another successful Country Camp! Campfire donuts for breakfast started our day. We made name boards using found objects and helped Mr. Pat deliver hay to the goats and learned about ruminants. We surely kept busy.
Of course, we needed a trip to the creek to cool off after all that work! The alpacas, Fluffy, Ziva, Mariah, Cocoa , and Moonspot Bob had to come along for a dip. We had time to decorate a walking stick and enjoy a cool ice cream sandwich before the morning ended. The chickens enjoyed the ice cream sandwiches too!
Wow! Where has the summer gone – – — only 2 more camps! Fall Country Camps coming in September.
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Sorry that this week was delayed due to photo difficulties.
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The parachute attached to the treehouse was a climbing challenge to start the day and then most everyone had to try out the new slide. Shoe boxes decorated with beans spelled out campers names and became a great place to store “treasures” for the day. Everyone made a water scope out of recycled coffee cans and plastic wrap in order to investigate underwater life. When everyone was finished we took off for the conservation pond but on the way we stopped at the garden to see how the pumpkin plants were coming along. We also looked at the almost ripe tomato.
The conservation pond was totally full (four and a half acres of water) and we got to use the water scopes to see life underwater in the pond. We observed water bugs, small fish, spiders, tadpoles, several frogs and even a little water snake who decided to chase Ziva while she was swimming. While in the conservation area we looked at one of the orchards and saw peach trees loaded with peaches that were almost ripe as well as a crabapple tree and a plum-tree and also lots and lots of wildflowers. Next we went to a different location of the creek and used the water scopes again to observe a baby crawdad and little tadpoles. We saw a red ear slider turtle digging a nest to lay her eggs, so we left her alone.
When we got back we got ready for snack which was a hot dog cooked on the open fire. Everyone got to cook their dog and then sit in the shade for a bit and eat. We ended up with a huge cookie to celebrate Ryan’s birthday which is next week. Since it was so hot we went over to the shade and made mud pies, mud coffee, and muddy hands and feet.
Photo’s are HERE
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We began the day with a quick check in and introduction then listened to Ms. Gayle tell about Toads and the environment. She showed everyone how to make a toad house for their own garden and then people took turns decorating their toad house. While waiting turns for the crayon melter everyone got to look at the eastern box turtle Gayle found earlier in the morning. Of course George the therapy cat had to supervise the toad house project. During the walk everyone got to see where he lived when we released the box turtle back to his home (under one of the barns). Ms. Gayle showed where a snake had used an old fence to shed its skin and talked about how snakes shed their old skins as they grow.
During the walk we found ANOTHER box turtle about 100 yards from where we let the other one go home. Then we walked through the creek and found some major thorns sticking out of a Black Locust tree. We also discovered a huge bloom of fungi growing off a log in the woods. Seems like going to the creek means wet feet and full boots, but everyone had fun and some saw some minnows before they swam to hiding. On the way back we checked out an apple tree and saw that the apples are now about the size of golf balls.
After the nature walk we came back to the yard for snack-a homemade ice cream sandwich. Campers wrote a short book about the farm and had some free play in the treehouse. Of course the hammock was occupied, next week we will put up a new one.
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