Summer Day Camp Blog

All Out Audubon

August 8th-12th

This week we went all out of our final week of Ecology Day Camp! We covered all ofthe Audubon classics and more! We built forts, explored the water zones, played so many games, went on birds walks, and connected with our natural world.

There were a few days were we went on Bird walks with a group. Some highlights that we saw were, a Great Blue Heron at Beaver pond, a tuckey Vulture, and a black and white warbler! 

Throughout the week we worked on some magical forts, they were impressive. 

We also spent plenty of time at the Sherman Hollow Brook looking fro cirtters like frogs and crayfish, and building bridges. One day we built boats and had a boat race all the way down! It was great.

The Beaver Pond was another fan favorite location to search for cirtters. We found a few painted turtles over the week, many leechs, frogs, and some grasshoppers too!

Thursday we hiked and spent most of the day exploring the Birds of Vermont Museum and seeing all the amazing carvings. It was beautiful!

The week ended with playing Life and Death in the Forest! This is an Audubon Classic game that has been played for years! 

Sad to see the summer go by, but so excited for next summer!

Student building a stick fort
Working on our forts Photo: Audubon Vermont
Four students with their fort
What an amazing fort! Photo: Audubon Vermont
Campers bird watching with binoculars
Bird watching time! Photo: Audubon Vermont
campers watching a tiny boat race
Brook boat race! Photo: Audubon Vermont
Camper building their boat
Boat construction Photo: Audubon Vermont
camper with a crayfish in a yogurt cup
Caught a crayfish at the brook! Photo: Audubon Vermont
Catching critters at Beaver Pond
Campers catching critters at Beaver Pond Photo: Audubon Vermont
Painted turtle and camper looking at it
A baby Painted turtle! Photo: Audubon Vermont
Grasshopper on camper's hand
Photo: Audubon Vermont

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