Monday, July 07, 2008

First Day Back

Vacation is not having to set an alarm clock. Vacation ended this morning at 0530 EDT. However, the second session of summer camp at the Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest began promptly at 0900 EDT.

Both the first and third sessions have filled with a waiting list for hopeful campers. Possibly due to the Independence Day holiday being so close to the weekend, this session of summer camp is only two thirds full. Although ten less bodies means that there are kids missing out on a tremendous opportunity to experience nature like no place else on Earth, it also means that we can ease back into non-vacation life. The first day of camp was peacefully calm with fewer bodies, more girls than boys, and an earnest desire to learn all that was possible from snares and traps, wildlife observation, medicine bag construction and sand painting.

If you missed it, the first session of summer camp made print in the Summerville Journal Scene.

Images by Mark Musselman

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