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Summer Camp 2017

June 14, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday – Montrose

 

Sensory Awareness Games – practiced listening with “deer ears” and walking with “fox feet”

 

Leaf Scavenger Hunt – find two different kinds of leaves with your partner and bring to the circle

 

Opening Circle – Welcome, Story about Place, Leaf ID and discussion, Share your name and favorite animal, agreements

 

Play Game – Fishtails

 

Snack then Wander/Explore the Beach

 

Found the clay wall, collected clay to make art

 

Found artesian well, discussion about that

 

Animal Tracking – Bobcat or Fox?

 

Collected little crabs and made pools for them in the rocks

 

Swam in the bay – water games

 

Lunch

 

More swimming and exploring

 

Made art out of clay

 

Wander back to boardwalk

 

Closing circle – highlights ​​

 

 

Tuesday – 17 Turtles Outfitters, Fairhope

 

Used nets to catch crabs and minnows off docks at 17 Turtles Outfitters

 

Opening Circle – Movement, Game, Tree-pose balance exercise, Sun Salutations, Gratitudes, Sensory Meditation

 

Play on the Beach – swimming, watching Great Blue Heron, Discussion about tides

 

Snack

 

Canoe orientation – split into paddling teams

 

Paddle down Fly Creek – practice communicating to steer together

 

Lunch on the creek bank

 

Paddle back to 17 Turtles

 

More play on the beach

 

“Otter Steals Fish” game – Sensory awareness game

 

Swimming, exploring

 

Closing Circle – Highlights

Wednesday – Montrose

 

Creek Exploration – Challenge to see how many critters you can find; caught tadpoles, frogs, and salamanders; saw spiders – one was actively building her web!

 

Experimented with redirecting flow of water with rocks and leaves

 

Built sand “city” complete with driftwood walls and a snack table

 

Made “frog” houses in the sand and decorated them with stones, pinecones, shells, and plants

 

Lunch and wildlife stories

 

Swimming, Water Games

 

Geology discussion

 

Closing Circle – Highlights, Stories

 

 

Thursday – Montrose

 

Opening Circle – Gratitudes, Yoga/Movement

 

Sensory awareness games – Practiced using our “owl eyes”, “deer ears”, and “fox feet”

 

Made fishing poles out of bamboo

 

More work on sand “city” – great team building. Worked together to divide different jobs.

 

Discovered and created a clay slide!

Seine Net, Cast Net – caught minnows, shrimp, and crabs!

 

Lunch under Magnolia trees

 

Observed Canada Geese and tried to get close to them

 

Found a dead stingray on the beach

 

Creek Exploration – found a different species of frog!

 

Closing Circle – Highlights of the day

Friday – Montrose

 

Opening Circle – Gratitudes, Sensory Meditation

 

Nature awareness games

 

Build a fire to fire our clay pots, practice starting fire with flint and steel, fire song

 

Seine Net, Cast Net – Caught minnows, shrimp, and crabs!

 

Worked on “Sand City”

 

Lunch

 

Learned invisibility techniques and tried to find local fox kits

 

Sit Spot – quiet time to observe your surroundings

 

Creek Exploration – more salamanders and frogs

 

Closing Circle – Thank you and highlights of

camp

 

 

 

 

 

 

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