If you have ever read a book by Euell Gibbons you will immediately understand the inspiration for this camp. Nature is chock full of wonderful things to eat, especially so in the late summer. Stalking the Summer Harvest is our way of celebrating the end of the summer.
The key to this camp is location. We will be holding camp at Alton Baker Eastgate Woodlands which is perfect for our purposes. Nearby there is an abandoned historic orchard which features plums, apples, pears and more. The nearby forest has tons of blackberries ripe for picking. And the Alton Baker canoe canal is freshly stocked with trout.
Returning with our harvest we will help the kids to make their own blackberry jam to take home. That is, if they haven’t eaten all the berries already. At the end of the week, the kids will make ice cream the old-fashioned way to share at our family pot-luck. Sounds to me like a great way to end the summer.
To learn more visit the Summer Nature Camp page.