Above: Getting ready to drive to the overnight. Lots of ukuleles. Above: Setting up tents. Above: Relaxing in a hammock. Above: Time for drawing. Above: Cooking dinner. Above: Eating dinner. Above: On the after dinner hike. Above: Campfire. Above: 6 a.m. hike (only 3 of us got up early enough to go). Above: Cooking breakfast. […]
Above: The Sea Otters (youngest group) learning how to use a solar oven. Above: The Gray Foxes (middle group) practicing setting up the big tent the morning before the overnight. Above: Louisa, one of our junior counselors, showed the campers how to make dream catchers.
Above: Walking in to the outlet of Pescadero Creek. Above: Settling in to the sand near Pescadero Creek. Above: Digging in the sand. Above: The Peregrine Falcons (older group) practicing their whittling skills on driftwood.
Photos from the second day of Ecojustice Camp: Above: Hiking in to Ulistac Natural Area in Santa Clara. Above: Looking and listening for birds at Ulistac. Above: Lorraine, our camp plant biologist, talking about native and non-native plants at Ulistac. Above: Playing the Food Chain Game, a fun way of learning about two ecological concepts: […]
Learning how to cook eggs on a camp stove. The campers will be cooking for themselves on the overnight (with adult help, of course), and this is practice cooking for breakfast. Cleaning dishes after cooking eggs. Nancy Neff, our native plants expert, showing campers some of the many native plants on campus. Thanks, Emily, for […]
What To Pack for an Overnight Camping Trip for Ecojustice Camp 2018 Camping gear: ___ Pack or duffel bag ___ Knife, fork, spoon, and/or chopsticks ___ Cup, bowl ___ Water bottle ___ Flashlight or headlamp Repair kit (OPTIONAL) with: ___ safety pins ___ cord or spare shoelaces ___ rubber bands or some duct tape ___ […]
Hi campers and staff, Ecojustice Camp 2018 starts up on June 11, and we’re really looking forward to seeing you all! Critical information: 1. What to bring: Everyone should have a water bottle (we plan to use NO bottled water this year). Everyone should bring sunscreen. A day pack to carry water, lunch, and sunscreen […]
The pace on the last day of Nature Camp is always a little slower, because everyone is a little tired from a week of outdoors activities. We got to spend time in a tent today, and Kris explained to us why you should never bring food into a tent: it’s messy, and it can attract […]
Today was cooking day. We learned about campfire safety, and we got to watch Dan build a fire in the firepit: We mad s’mores in a solar oven. Yum! We learned how to cook scrmabled eggs on a campstove. Each camper broke their own eggs, stirred them in a mixing bowl, poured them into the […]
We checked our insect pitfall traps, and held the insects under a magnifier that we made by stretching clear plastic wrap over a bucket, then adding water to the plastic wrap so that it forms a large magnifying lens: We made art by placing flowers on watercolor paper, and covering the flowers with paper towels: […]