Tuesday, June 24, 2014


Two questions I got to ask Hen when I picked him up from camp today:
  1. Did you start a fire?
  2. Did you use a knife to whittle wood?
Trackers is an awesome camp. Not only is one of their locations super convenient for us - we're able to bike Hen there every morning and bike home when the day is done - they also do a fantastic job of catching children's imaginations through their innovative and educational programs. The kids spend the majority of their day outside regardless of weather, which can be less than stellar in the early days of summer. The kids are taught actual skills. For example, Hen is learning how to use a bow and arrow in his Stealth, Archery, and Wilderness Survival camp. And, yes, he's learning how to build a fire. (Pssst…he's playing with fire, but in a safe environment. This is part of the awesomeness of the camp.) He likes to point out the plants he's learned about whilst traipsing through the forest. He went last year for the magic camp, and I fully expect he'll return for many more summers in the future.

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