This past Sunday, we had a "meet and greet" at Camp Ki-Wa-Y for the families who are involved in our fall group called the Wild Turkeys. We had a tour of the site, then each family shared nature objects that were special to them.
From there, we went to see our special "base camp" in the woods. We got to know some of the trees in the area by working with a partner or in our family groups. A "guide" would lead the blindfolded "explorer" to a certain tree and allow the explorer time to explore that tree using other senses besides sight. Then the guide brought the explorer back to the starting place, and the explorer was challenged to find that special tree.
Then we had a snack of apples, fresh from the Wellesley Apple Butter and Cheese Festival. Then it was time to do some exploring in the woods.
This little sprite took the opportunity to have an afternoon woodland nap.
In our short time, there were already lots of discoveries underway, like the water cave in the nearby swamp, tiny toads, and slippery salamanders.
We're looking forward to working with these Wild Turkeys in our weekly sessions this fall!
Hammers, Huge Swings, and the Freedom to Play