Nature Camp

Nature Camp Week 9: The Eagles Have Landed!

08 Aug 2014, Posted by Elissa Bass in Nature Camp

Nature Camp Teacher Mary Audette had her Eagles flying all over the DPNC this week, whether it was hiking to Council Rock or stream dipping , frog catching or doing a craft project. These kids had a blast. Just two more weeks of camp, it…

Nature Camp Week 7: What *didn’t* we do?

25 Jul 2014, Posted by Elissa Bass in Nature Camp

Week 7 of Nature Camp at the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center left no stone unturned, no pond undipped, no beach unvisited … From the Chipmunks to the Eagles to the Explorers to the Nature Girls  to the Reptile Rangers, there was a whole lot going on….

Nature Camp Week 6: Geology Rocks!

18 Jul 2014, Posted by Elissa Bass in Nature Camp

Rain? Rain doesn’t stop us, especially when the camp session is Geology Rocks! Educator Laura Craver-Rogers started out her rainy Wednesday with some frosting and graham cracker plate tectonics and then took the gan exploring at Paffard Woods Preserve. And our Eagles also weren’t held…

Nature Camp Week 5: Make Way for Ducklings!

11 Jul 2014, Posted by Elissa Bass in Nature Camp

What a fun week we had at Nature Camp, with all kinds of exploring and learning going on! Here are our Ducklings, our youngest campers, who spent the week getting tired and dirty as they made their way around the Nature Center, learning all kinds…

Nature Camp Week 4: Independence!

03 Jul 2014, Posted by Elissa Bass in Nature Camp

It was a 4-day week for Nature Camp, as the Fourth of July holiday on Friday meant no camp. But we wanted to make sure we celebrated our nation’s birthday in a nature way all week long, with hikes, a picnic, games, crafts and an…

Nature Camp Week 3: Rocks, Bugs, Games

29 Jun 2014, Posted by Elissa Bass in Nature Camp

Week 3 at Nature Camp was a buzz of activity, as our Ducklings, Chipmunks, Eagles, Investigators, Explorers, Naturalists, Adventurers, Dinosaur Diggers, and Fishermen painted rocks, studied insects, pond life, meadows, forests, and took field trips to places including the beach and Brownstone Quarry. Campers also…

Nature Camp Week 2: Fun in the Sun

20 Jun 2014, Posted by Elissa Bass in Nature Camp

The weather was much more cooperative for Week 2 of Nature Camp, as the sun shone on our Chipmunks, Eagles, Investigators, Explorers, Naturalists and Adventurers every day except Thursday. There were hikes, pond dipping, scavenger hunts, games, fort building, animals, and field trips were taken….

Nature Camp Week 1: Doris Comes to Visit

13 Jun 2014, Posted by Elissa Bass in Nature Camp

Doris Mager, aka The Eagle Lady, came to Nature Camp during week one (on June 11) to teach the campers about birds of prey, and how to be good environmental citizens. She talked to them about the laws designed to protect our birds of prey,…