posted by Tree Frog Treks! on Jul 23
We’ve been having so much fun here at Summer Camp that our blog has been sorely neglected, so here’s a quick update from the past few weeks here at Tree Frog Treks!
Week 5: Mission to Mars!
Half-Day Camp (Little Explorers & Jr. Explorers)
For Mission to Mars we made astronaut suits and took a trip to the outreaches of our universe! We climbed aboard the giant space ship (fallen tree) near the log cabin and soared into the sky looking for alien life forms – along the way we discovered some funny looking insects and even made our own alien stick bugs!. We painted constellations and the night sky, and jumped in the zero gravity space jump house and afterwards we made rocket fuel with simple “hot & cold” chemistry experiments and blasted off our own baking soda and vinegar popper rockets!
Full-Day Camp (Adventure Explorers & Wild Scientists)
Our Full-Day campers explored the outer reaches of San Francisco and Golden Gate Park, looking for creatures (bug hunts, animal time), making our own clay alien creations, and going on field trips to Stern Grove and a rocketship (the Spire) at the Presidio! We also went through rigorous astronaut training in our Anti-Gravition trainer bouncy house!
Week 6: Road to Adventureland!
Half-Day Camp (Little Explorers & Jr. Explorers):
This week we went adventuring in the outdoors and took an expedition to the Redwood Grove, around Stow Lake & Lily Pond and learned some tools of the trade like how to use magnifying glasses and binoculars. We kept a journal all week long, documenting clues animals left behind, inventorying animals we saw in the park, and sketching the places we visited. We practiced using all of our senses on our quest, building forts and learning to climb trees along the way!
Full-Day Camp (Adventure Explorers and Wild Scientists):
Throughout the week we traveled trails and paths through Adventureland! We made our way to Frog Hall through Golden Gate Park, and found slimy and slithery friends in Glen Canyon Park and Tennessee Valley, including garter snakes and a very cool Rubber Boa!
You can find photos of camp here:
Right now it’s South of the Border Week, we’ll update you in a day or two with our newest activities and adventures!