On Monday, our students worked to answer the question, "What is the rainforest?" They studied the many layers and characteristics of the rainforest and created their own paper trees.
Tuesday, we learned about the animals and insects that call the rainforest home. Early childhood and elementary students were able to create snakes galore with various fun materials, while the Toddlers finger painted their very own sloths and sang "Five Little Monkeys".
Wednesday brought the exploration of the rainforest's native plants and birds. Campers created vibrant parrots out of paper plates and colored beautiful pictures of Toucans.
Thursday was very special, as friends learned about food and products from the rainforest - and were able to participate in a tasting of the bounty it provides! Both Early Childhood and Elementary, as well as Toddler campers were able to taste and/or smell items like ginger, chocolate, allspice, mango and coconut! It was so much fun seeing the children make the association between the rainforest ecosystem and the things we use in our daily lives.
On Friday students participated in a Conservation Safari, complete with paper plate safari hats, duct tape binoculars, and their very own passports! Campers finished the day with a special viewing of Fern Gully, and were able to reflect on the magic of the rainforest and how we can help conserve and protect it everyday.
Thank you to our phenomenal camp director, Candace Leikam, for putting together an amazing experience for our students - and to our wonderful staff who helped provide a week of fun and discovery!