Welcome to the end of day 3 campers!
**Please join us for songs and skits on Friday afternoon as the camp closing ceremony! We will gather at 3:05 PM and begin the closing activity at 3:15 PM. See you then!**
Throughout the week, the pepper groups have been taking turns completing chores around the barn. They have helped milk goats, feed animals around site, and clean the barn and water dishes.
This morning, the pepper groups took turns making “seed tapes.” First they measured a piece of paper towel.
Then used flour paste to glue on the seeds.
The campers also learned about food chains using a food chain game. The purple peppers learned about bio-accumulation.
This means that chemicals on grass spread to mice which spread to snakes which spread to birds of prey. The chemicals intensify as they go up the food chain.
If birds eat enough poisoned prey, they will also die. Interesting critters were found all over site today! The orange peppers found a large spider at their pepper spot.
The red peppers found a beetle in the forest.
All pepper groups participated in a pond study. They used nets and trays to catch critters in the pond.
They used charts to identify the critters in the tray.
This group found many crayfish! How many do you see?
Campers continued working on their sustainable farms again today.
This group added animals to their farm.
This group used materials near the pond to make their own sustainable pond.
Garden kitchen snacks were delicious today. The campers made jam in the morning to eat for afternoon snack.
Here is the recipe!
3- 3 ½ cups of blueberries
½ packed cup of dates
A few pinches of salt
2 tsp of chia seeds (optional)
½ -1 tsp of lemon zest to taste (optional)
Combine the blueberries, dates and sea salt in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Once the fruit breaks down and the mixture begins to bubble, reduce the heat to low. Cover and let simmer for about 10 minutes. Add chia seeds and lemon zest if using. Cook for another 3-5 minutes until jam thickens. Let cool, then refrigerate.
*Note: Blueberries can be replaced with strawberries, raspberries, or any combination of these. Also, an extra sweetener can be added to taste at the end if desired.
Assembling the bagels
Whole grain/wheat bagels
Sunflower seed butter
Toppings such as seeds, granola, and dried fruit
Bagels can be toasted/heated. Slice the bagel in half lengthwise and spread the sunflower butter on each. Spread the blueberry jam on top. Decorate with toppings.
See you tomorrow for another great day at camp!