Highlights for Day 3 or Session 5!

By Sandy Schenck

Campers went on their second mentor hikes for the session this morning and tried out two new activities this afternoon. Tonight they played Predator-Prey, a game that simulates predator-prey cycles. We polled campers at dinner to see what the highlight of their day had been so far; once they get started with Predator-Prey, it often eclipses anything else that was great about their day!!

Here’s what they had to say:
The mentor hike this morning was great—hiking from Lower Bald to Upper Bald and back, and out to Long Rock, too.
Hiking in Hemlock Field this morning; we played hide and seek in the woods, and we found these really cool brown caterpillars.
Canoeing—I’ve never really done it before—it was great for building my upper body strength!
Archery was fun—shooting the arrows and going to look for them after!
At free time, playing ultimate Frisbee on the front field—it was fun to run around and throw the Frisbee—to play a sport and get sweaty!
Catching tadpoles in the lake at free time; we picked up rocks and looked under them, and then we put them in containers and watched them swim around.
Woodburning!
It’s a tie between swimming and lunch—I really loved lunch!! (chicken fingers, curly fries, celery on the table, and salad)
Hitting the dream shot in BOTH archery and BB Skeet—in one day!
It’s a tie between knitting and nature art.
Nature art was really cool—we made fairy houses!
On my mentor hike today, we went into the cave; it was really cool because you went into it and it was so dark you couldn’t even see your hand in front of your face!
*Predator-prey—I just really can’t wait to play it!

Also of note today—campers and staff found a Native American spearhead at the Farm. And one of the Grand Slam animals was sighted today, too—a deer! (At the Green River Preserve, when we collectively have seen a deer, a bear, a wild turkey, and a venomous snake, that’s a Grand Slam! And we celebrate the richness of nature with an all-you-can-eat ice cream party. So, one down, three to go!)

So all in all, it’s been quite an exciting day at the GRP!