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Looking to spend your summer connecting with like-minded people and youth in the outdoors? Consider working in the woods with us!
As we look forward to summer (our third since the pandemic began) we look forward with confidence. We’ve learned that we can run camps that meet our high expectations for nature immersive fun – safely. We’ve heard how transformative these experiences are from parents (and kids).
The weather is cooling but that hasn’t stopped the homeschool flocks from enjoying every minute outside.
I was fortunate to get to spend my morning with the Redwing Blackbirds today, and wow did they have a lot of energy!
Let me set the scene: It’s the last day of summer camp and a slight chill in the air brings color to my cheeks and a little sting to my ears.
With just two weeks to go, we are savoring every moment in the woods together. Here are a few shots from the fun we had during week 8 of summer 2021. Sadly, this is the last week we have our photographers Amy and Joe on board.
Week 7 is already here and gone as summer seems to fly by in a whirl of friendships, community, epic games, nature crafts, and non-stop exploration!
We are in search of an energetic and customer-focused client services manager to join our close-knit nature connection team.
Week six had campers back up at 4-H Acres doing everything from creating outdoor culinary delights to tanning hides.
Week 5 is always an adventure as we vacate 4-H Acres to make room for the 4-H Youth Fair! Some campers traveled all over this week with River Scouts while others were up on West Hill or in Ellis Hollow.
Another beautiful week in the woods.
Week three flew by in a blink of sun and rain.
Here are some of the tools of mentoring we use when working with young people. You can use them too.
Fire is a wonderful teacher. This is an activity we often do, even with first-time groups. As you read this activity, identify the core routines participants would be using. What mentoring tools could you use?
This post originally appeared on the discontinued Primitive Pursuits online ‘Wilderness Mentoring Guild’ on October 23rd, 2007.
Check out this video from Sophia about how to harvest dandelions and turn them into delicious and nutritious muffins!
Here’s another fun and informative video from Sophia on harvesting violets and turning them into vinegar, infused honey, and violet sugar! Tune in to learn how.