The week began with some basic safety tips and ended with the Eagles (7-10 year olds) sleeping in shelters they built themselves!! For at least one camper, this was her first EVER campout – SO COOL!!
Below is a rundown of our daily adventures. There is a separate blog post for the campout.
Monday Adventure: Norski Trails: Preparing for a Hike, Shelter Building, Stop and Stay Put (what to do if you get lost in the woods), Buddies, staying together and Sit Spots! A busy and fun day!
Tuesday Adventure: Rio en Medio: Identifying hazards (including poison ivy in real life!:), Bats Eat Bugs (song), Fire Keeper, watercolors, Yucca Rope making, and a huge waterfall to cool us off. Great hike, fun day!
Wednesday: Ski Basin (Owls) – Maps and Orienteering, How to use a Compass, Magnetic North versus True North, Landmarks, Mapping your Hike, How to use a Topo Map! The Eagles went to Carl’s Meadow, but the visual memories are only in our minds. 🙂
Thursday Adventure: Norski/Winsor Trail: More Shelter Building, Nature as a Resource, Ropes, Knots and how to tie them, and the many uses for (your very own!) Bandana! 🙂
Friday: Bonus Adventure! Fun hike on the Winsor Trail!