Buses arrive at 10 to 10:30 A.M. and depart at 3 P.M. Each group (up to 55 children) is divided into four sections, each of which is assigned a “Guide” who is with them for the entire day. In the morning two sections go to the pool for swimming lessons and free swim and the other two rotate through the activities program. At midday they have an hour for lunch and free play, and then switch places. Before the campers depart we have an all-camp meeting to review the accomplishments of the day and sing the Camp Linden song.
Each week has a different theme, or primary activity:
The activities are presented by our Garden Specialist, Nature Center Instructor and Nature Specialist, with support from the Guides and counselors from the organization which brought the group to Camp.
Campers are given the opportunity to harvest, plant, cultivate and sample vegetables grown in our raised bed garden. A "Three Sisters Garden" demonstrates Native American agricultural practices in growing their staples of corn, beans and squash.
In the Nature Center campers sample vegetables harvested in the garden, learn about plants and why they are important to us, and engage in related activities such as watching popcorn pop and rolling out tortillas.
Our Nature Specialist encourages campers to observe insects, animals, and plant life, and utilize all of their senses in experiencing the sights, sounds, smells and feel of the natural environment. They pick and eat wild berries, hike on our trails, and wade in the Brandywine Creek.
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