Hello and welcome to Tollgate Turtle Tells All: A Camp Exposé Part II. In today’s installment, I will be dissecting the second day of Animal Camp, which was a very busy and fun-filled day! (Winged Wonders was not on Tollgate property today!)
It all started off with animal chores. Based on my observations so far, this seems to be a daily activity.
After the animal were taken care of, the campers got to take a tour of the gardens! They saw tons of great veggies, including kale, onions, and peppers. They even got to sample some of the raspberries– yum!
But even after the normal animal chores, there were still some members of the farm that needed tending to. The horses! Campers got to groom and hang out with my pals Friday and Sesame.
BUT, there was still one more species that the campers wanted to say hi to: the fish! Each group got to head over to the pond and cast their lines (a whole day earlier than I predicted!)
After a morning packed full of activities, we took a quick (and I mean quick) break for lunch, and then the campers were back at it with their creature creations. Now, you may remember that yesterday I showed the campers drawing creatures that they made up. Well today, they got to sculpt those creatures out of clay!
The campers were not done using fun materials to make creations, however. Next up was nest building! Everyone had to use materials they found on the ground to craft nests that an egg could rest in. Then, they dropped the nests in the Children’s Garden in the hopes that their nests would prevent any cracks. Check out the pictures below to see how successful the campers were:
Then, it was time for a super cool activity called “Sheep to Sweater” where campers got to turn sheep wool into sweater material! While we didn’t have quite enough to make full sweaters, each pepper got to make a bracelet out of the wool.
And of course, we had some great snacks in Garden Kitchen. Ms. Leah has been doing a fabulous job helping our campers cook up some tasty treats. Today, we used a few veggies straight from Tollgate; Ms. Leah wrote them up on the whiteboard, along with some lines from the campers’ favorite book, Rah Rah Radishes! The lines are: Carrots are calling, take a bite! Cucumbers are cool, but kohlrabi is queen! Don’t eat zucchini? It’s time to start!
And now my favorite segment of the day, Coltrane’s Captured Moments!
So there you have it folks, the reality of a Tuesday at Tollgate Camp. Seems like a pretty good time 🙂 If you want to check out even more moments that I captured throughout the day, check out my Google Folder here.
Part III coming your way tomorrow- see you then!