Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Tinker Nature Camp 2012

Our second year of nature camp in conjunction with the Henrietta Recreation Department was a fun filled week of nature related activities and education. This year both  morning and afternoon sessions were offered, tripling our enrollment from 2011. Among the different activities were pond studies, bird identification, all about bats and keeping a nature journal.

Wildlife can be found anywhere!
                      Pond education using recently donated Pond Study mounted poster by artist, Bill Gibbons

Campers stayed busy on the trails.

Still ready for more after a fun game of Bird Migration.

Making pine cone bird feeders.

Pressed flowers and other plants were used to personalize Nature Journals.

Campers take a hike through the woods.

Searching for frogs, turtles and fish at the pond was a favorite activity for all of the campers.

Got a frog!

Campers observing frogs and fish found in the pond.

 Scenes from the  Tinker Homestead's Annual Ice Cream Social.
Display Gardens make a perfect backdrop for children's crafts.

Crafts provided by friends of the Ruth Van Earp Children's Garden.

Dean Santos and Grandson Nate entertain visitors throughout the afternoon.

Seeking shade and a breeze on a hot summer's day.
Friendly service on a very hot and busy afternoon.