Friday, July 18, 2008

Get Smart

As Maxwell Smart would say, "Missed it by...that much!" The rain that was promised for last night did not materialize over the Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest in Four Holes Swamp. Therefore, there was not enough water to canoe in the channel between the 1000-year-old bald cypress trees. Fear not! This summer camp tragedy has a happy ending.

Although not quite the same swamp experience, canoeing on Goodson Lake offered campers an opportunity to be on the water deep in a swamp unchanged by human hands. They now join a short list of people, since the former fishing hole became part of the sanctuary in 1969, that can claim such a feat .

Summer camp 2008 ended with the first bands of rain washing over the canoeists as they returned to the outdoor classroom for lunch and camp diplomas. We thank all the campers and their families for joining us this year. We look forward to campers returning, in addition to a new crop of swamp explorers, for Birds camp in 2009. Make your reservations early!

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