After each of the following programs the kids can make a GORP rope which
they can eat. We learn that GORP is an energy food that hikers take along
Learn to identify a fox footprint, a blackbird call and a maple leaf just
for starters. We will look at how to identify things we find in nature,
play a game of Identification Bingo and add a print of our own.
Ages: 1st - 4th gradeooooCapacity: 30
Have you ever put up a tent? Work in small teams to see if you can figure
out how to set one up. There are lots of ways to build a campfire and
here is your chance to play with sticks - but don't worry, we will only
be building fires, not lighting them! Try your hand at tying a few knots.
Take the compass challenge and find the lost treasure and finally see
if you can correctly identify what belongs in a well packed backpack and
what does not.
Ages: 4th - 8th gradeooooCapacity: 25
Learn different techniques for getting yourself from one place to another
while hiking. We will learn to use a compass, read a map, and set up a
path using scouting symbols. See if you can follow the trail. We will
discuss other techniques for finding your way through the woods as well
as safety measures to take if you are lost.
Ages: 4th - 6th gradeooooCapacity: 25
Believe it or "knot"
there are lots of reasons to tie a few knots while camping. We will all
try our hand at some simple knots and maybe a few hard ones too. It is
important to know when to use each style of knot so that you can get the
most use out of your new skills. We also have some fun camping games that
can be played using ropes.
Ages: 4th - 8th gradeooooCapacity:
Songs and Games
Learn some great outdoor
games that can be played without any special equipment. There are lots
of fun challenges you can create from the natural elements you find while
camping or hiking or just playing in the yard. We will use some of these
easy to find things and play a few games. There are also lots of great
classic camp songs we will learn, and you can’t end a day of camping
without making up your own special group song. Song sheets will be provided
for each child to take home.
Ages: 1st - 3rd gradeooooCapacity:
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Art of Nature
Learn how naturalists document their findings through art. There are many
different methods of putting what you see on paper, and begin your own
nature journal. We will start by each making a small journal to fill with
drawing, rubbings, tracings and clippings.
Ages: 3rd -6th gradeooooCapacity:
Trip Through the Book
We will travel through FOLLOW THE TRAIL and combine discussions with activities
to visit different sections of the story. We will cover topics such as:
What to pack •
Where to set up camp • Making a chore
chart • Leaf identification •
Tie a knot • Play a camp game
• Predict the weather •
Learn a star constellation • Packing
up your campsite
We finish the lab byl taking a Master Camper Quiz.
Ages: 1th - 8th gradeooooCapacity:
What should you have in your
backpack? There are lots of things in Jessica's backpack, but some of
them don't belong. Can you pick out what she needs to stay safe and happy
on the trail?
Ages: 1st - 5th ooooCapacity: 50
Learn what kind of
work went into writing, illustrating and designing FOLLOW THE TRAIL. We
will take a journey from beginning to end with a power point presentation
to see just how this book was created. It might give you some ideas!
Ages: 4th - 12th gradeooooCapacity: