What a great Tuesday at camp! Your campers had a very busy day.
Meet the orange peppers!
They love playing in the pond!
They also enjoyed using materials around Mt. Woodchip to make their mud structures.
Today campers helped with animal chores. This group fed the kid goats.
One group fed the rabbits. This group also checked on the cattle.
This group took care of the adult goats.
Campers worked in the garden to take care of the produce. This group picked weeds to help the plants have space.
Campers spent time building mud volcanoes and castles.
This group built a volcano using mud and sticks.
Campers discussed filtering properties of soil. What is the difference between sand and clay?
Campers learned about filtering pollutants out of water. Was it easy or difficult to filter out red food coloring (chemical pollutants), soil (erosion pollutants), and wood chips(trash pollutants)?
The campers tried different combinations of materials as filters.
Which materials worked best for each pollutant? Why?
Here campers are playing a game called the “long haul.” This represented the difficulty of getting fresh water without modern plumbing.
The distance between “home” and the “river” was very long. The campers had to use small containers to transfer water. Do people living without easy access to water have a lot of free time? Why is it important to protect clean water sources?
After playing in the mud, campers rinsed off in the hose.
Horse campers practiced their balance on a horse today. The leaders had them hold their arms in different positions to practice balance. Why is this important for riding a horse?
For their project today, campers worked on making stick horses. The horses have manes, eyes, noses, and stuffing.
At rest, horse campers observed their own pulse and the pulse of the horse. Whose pulse was slower at rest?
After running around the corral, whose heart rate changed the most?
The horse has a much lower pulse than humans. Why is this important for a horse to survive?
Horse campers learned about the different parts of a horse.
These girls measured out the length of the long intestine of a horse. The large intestine is 60 feet long! How long are the large and small intestines combined?
Here are the garden kitchen recipes from today:
Pesto Spaghetti Squash
Morning: prepare spaghetti squash
1 medium spaghetti squash
Warm oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and oil up a rimmed baking sheet. Halve the spaghetti squash lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Place the squash halves cut side down on the oiled baking sheet and use a fork to pierce some holes through the skin a couple of times. Bake until the flesh on the inside is tender but not mushy, about 45 minutes. While the squash is roasting, make the pesto. When the squash is ready, use a fork and scrape all the flesh into a large bowl. It should come out in strands similar to spaghetti. Mix the pesto and the spaghetti squash noodles together and serve. Good warm, cold, or at room temperature.
Afternoon: Nut-free and dairy-free pesto
3-5 garlic cloves
¼ cup olive oil
2 cups fresh basil leaves and/or spinach leaves
2 tbsp. nutritional yeast
1 tbsp. lemon juice
½ tsp. salt
A pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
Add all of the ingredients in a food processor and process until well combined.
Here are additional photos from today:
Have a great night!