Tuesday, we focused on the principles of Leave No Trace. All day, whether we were on land or in the water, campers thought of ways that we can enjoy the environment without negatively impacting the plants, animals, and other park users. Through fun games & looking for critters in the Creek we made sure to take extra care to leave no trace!
We switched gears on Wednesday, getting campers down on the ground to further explore how our environment can help us stay safe while adventuring in the outdoors. The day included, learning about Colorado animals and making guide books. Afterwords, gaining knowledge of forged foods in the state and finding critters during Critter Crawl.
With scorching temperatures, Thursday was the perfect day for water activities. One of the best ways to stay safe in your environment, is to stay hydrated and cool down. For some campers, today was their first time rafting and even for the experienced paddlers, the highlight of their day! We also had a special guest, from Denver Parks and Recreation, came into teach us about all of the cool animals we can find in our park! Other activities, included build their own “mini” survival hut and cooling off with the ever popular game, “Drip, Drip, Drop”. Even with the heat, we were all feeling cooled down and happy throughout the day.