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October 23 was a beautiful Fall day. After we arrived at Camp Barrett, Rob gathered everyone for our morning game, “Fire in the Forest.” It’s a game based on runners and taggers.
Once we were at Main Camp, we divided into three groups. Each group had to find and gather a different size of wood... from logs to kindling. When the wood was collected, we built the fire structure. Then we arranged our clay pots close to the structure and lit it.
At lunchtime, Sara, this week’s storyteller, told us about when she inspired her teacher to dye her hair.
After lunch, we had a long debate about what game to play next. We ended up playing a game of “Cat and Mouse,” also a tagging game.
Next, we went out exploring with Hubert and Anthony leading. We followed the stream and noticed a lot more erosion from the last time we were there. A lot of the trees were losing their leaves.
Back in camp, we worked on spoon-making, using the coals from our fire to create indentations in the wood.
We gathered up our belongings and headed toward the parking lot. When we were close, we did our Closing Circle and shared our favorite time of the day.
Then most of us played GaGa ball. It was a fun day!