Welcome to day 2 of survival camp!
Campers spent time in the garden this morning. They talked about parts of the seed necessary for the plant to grow.
Why does a seed have a seed coat (poncho)?
The campers removed the seed coat to look at the protected parts of the seed.
They found resources in the backpack to represent the resources in the seed. What was in the backpack?
After talking about seeds, the campers went into the garden to help the plants thrive. They found potato beetles on the potato plants.
The pepper groups also participated in team-building activities this morning. They attempted to use planks to walk as a team across the field.
They tried different strategies to race for the best time.
Which strategy did your camper use?
The staff reviewed safety rules for archery in the morning. After lunch, the campers were able to shoot at targets.
The yellow peppers hung up the targets.
Then all of the campers used arm guards to protect their arms from the strings on the bow.Using their hands as triangles, staff identified the camper’s dominant eye.
Then the peppers went to the shooting line and got in their “T” stance. Finally, they were able to knock an arrow (place it on the bow).
Aim at the target.
And release the arrow!
Each group took turns continuing work on their shelters from yesterday.
Survival first aid was practiced in the forest. A steward in training was wrapped up to keep warm.
The purple peppers prepared a daisy chain stretcher to carry an injured camper out of the forest.
Garden kitchen was delicious today! In the morning, the campers made smoothies.
Rice and vegetables were wrapped in lettuce for the afternoon snack.
Here are the recipes for day 2!
Morning: Sunny Banana Smoothie
Sunflower seed butter
Blend frozen banana, a spoonful of sunflower seed butter, rice milk, dash of vanilla extract, cinnamon, and coconut flakes in a blender.
Afternoon: Lettuce Wraps
Large lettuce leafs
For the tomato rice, add a cup of rice to a pot with a can of tomato sauce. Fill the can with water and add to the pot. Bring rice and tomato sauce to a boil (can add garlic, basil, and fresh tomatoes to this mixture for additional flavor). Cover with lid and reduce heat to low for 25 minutes. Sautee bell pepper, onion, and mushrooms. Once the rice and veggies are ready, assemble into lettuce leafs with black beans. Serve with fresh lime juice.
*There will be skits on Friday, July 14 at 3:15 PM by the black walnut tree! Come see your camper perform with their pepper group!*
**There will be a farmers market on Wednesday, July 12, after camp! Stop in the pavilion to check out the fresh goodies!**
Additional pictures from today are located here: https://goo.gl/photos/qMrYjdEAfRfqAqxHA
Have a great night!