On Monday we got to know all of the new campers by playing lots of name games, learning about the SPREE force and how those animals are adapted to survive the wilderness. Then we put our heads together to come up with ways we can be like those wild animals to best survive some scary scenarios.
On Tuesday we met up with some important and special guests for this week’s theme, the Denver Park Rangers. They brought us all together to teach us about the importance of wilderness safety and what to do if you get lost in the woods, how to best be prepared, and enjoy the outdoors safely.
On Wednesday we used all of our new information we learned from the Park Rangers to test out our compass and survival skills. We made a human sundial, some smaller portable ones, and tested them against a compass to see if we could tell the time. Thankfully it was a very sunny day and we were able to put them to good use.
On Thursday we had a piping hot field day where we raced to make a campsite, found items on a treasure map, and tested out how buoyant boats made from natural materials were. Even in the heat everyone was able to have fun and cool down later with a water party!
On Friday we finished up with some activities on wilderness preparedness by learning how to build different types of fires, and making small first aid kits. In the afternoon before the storm rolled in we congratulated each and every camper for a wonderful week we had together at graduation and got some cool prizes from our special guests!