It has become our tradition at Audubon to hold Day Camp Reunion on Presidents’ Day each winter. We invite all the kids who attended Summer Camp to return for a day of “camp” in the winter. I had the 3rd and 4th grade group.
Mostly, they just want to play. And mostly, I just let them. It takes so little to amuse them. A pile of snow in the driveway provides a good half hour of fun. They call it “Butt Sliding” and “Belly Sliding.” It doesn’t take much elevation to enjoy the pull of gravity.
Their favorite was frozen water. A recent thaw which resulted in flooding, followed by some good cold temperatures made for a plethora of skating rinks.
Not all of the rinks were sturdy, and that seemed to delight all the more.
Each time we stopped our hike to play, I scouted around for tracks and signs of wildlife. They especially loved learning about the Subnivean Layer!
Here’s a partial list of tracks we saw:
At one point when I was showing the differences between a squirrel track, a mouse track and a chipmunk track, one of the boys in my group said, “Jennifer, you’re better than a book.”
How’s that for the ultimate job reference?
For more Day Camp Reunion pictures, click here.