Exploring Culinary Delights, Creative Crafts, and Permaculture Marvels: Wrapping Up Our Thrilling Summer Camp Journey!Read Now
We wrapped up an exciting and bustling final week of camp! Our campers showcased their creativity as they finalized their group permaculture farm designs, indulged in culinary delights by baking banana bread and crafting chocolate truffles, expressed their artistic side by painting their own birdhouses, and even created fertilizers for the garden.
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In our Permaculture sessions this week, we delved into a review of our knowledge about pollinators and beneficial insects through engaging activities like an insect matching game and a spirited round of jeopardy. The competition was fierce, and it was evident that the students had truly mastered the material! We explored the art of designing for animals under Monica's guidance and discussed the permaculture tools used to cater to their needs. The highlight was the students' final permaculture farm designs, beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully crafted.
In our culinary endeavors this week, we embarked on a journey of flavor with homemade banana bread and delectable chocolate truffles.
In the D.I.Y. corner, we brought our creative visions to life by painting charming mini birdhouses. As a special touch, each camper selected a beneficial bug or pollinator to illustrate.
In the garden, students engaged in final observation drawings and notes, carefully replanted seedlings, and had the exciting opportunity to take one of their plants home. To nurture our garden, students ingeniously created their own fertilizers using eggshells, coffee grounds, and banana peels.
While a last-minute bus issue thwarted our plans for Thursday's field trip, we turned it into an enjoyable movie day followed by a delightful ice cream treat. We wrapped up our week with a refreshing outdoor session at Travers Park. This combined class allowed us to reflect on the incredible journey we've shared over the past few weeks. Looking back, it's truly astounding to see the multitude of projects and lessons we've accomplished in such a short span of time. The culmination of our efforts came as we harvested ripe tomatoes from the garden—a perfect conclusion to our fulfilling summer adventure!