A busy day at camp. so lots of photos today….
Above: We started off the morning cooking scrambled eggs on a camp stove. But first the campers learned how to break eggs into a bowl.
Above: Enjoying the finished product: eating scrambled eggs in the great outdoors.
Above: We took a field trip to Baylands Nature Preserve to see where Adobe Creek — that’s the creek that flows beside camp — flows into San Francisco Bay. On the way to the creek, we passed by Cliff Swallow nests on the side of a building.
Above: Here we are on the dike trail between Charleston Slough and Adobe Creek. you can see Black Mountain in the distance, which is where Adobe Creek begins.
Above: In the afternoon, two Counselors in Training (CITs) offered choice activities. Ben showed the simple yet devilishly difficult Sphinx puzzle….
Above: …and Sarah had people make sock puppets of California organisms. There were puppets of brush rabbits, tube worms, artichokes, a garter snake, an octopus, and more.
Above: Later in the afternoon, herbalist Carmela came to visit, and show us how to make simple herbal remedies with plants that grow locally.
And after camp today, we’re all going on an overnight — I’ll report on that tomorrow!