though their trip got off to a wet start, a little rain couldn’t possibly
dampen the joy and enthusiasm our third graders experienced at Camp
was a lot of fun and learning packed into their two-night stay! Campers spent part
of their time visiting with and learning about different types of wildlife. In
the popular astronomy lab, they identified constellations, while listening to
the myths or stories behind them. In pioneer living, students visited a
pioneer-type home, handled tools, and made candles. They also explored
different types of soil and the benefits of composting. But that’s only half of
what they did! When they weren’t busy learning, campers were enjoying cool
activities such as canoeing, fishing, zip-lining, climbing, and hiking.
the way home, students were asked to name some of their favorite things about their
Camp Thunderbird experience. In addition to everything listed above, their
answers also included: the yummy food, sleeping in bunk beds, roasting marshmallows
over the bonfire, the Olympic game night, the hilarious show featuring the
“Ronald McDonald song”, “White and Fluffy”, and the fun they had with their
classmates. They definitely made memories that will last a lifetime!