It’s a summer nature camp morning!
You wake to sunlight and birdsong. You have free time before breakfast. You could take a dip in the pond, or join a birding group. Supervise the crayfish from the stream hammock. Stroll out to the field and watch the mist rise from the ridges.
Then the old farm bell rings. You head in to eat with other campers and staff. The food is cooked from scratch, and it’s delicious. There is a sudden hush: A doe and fawn sighted, a wood thrush singing, or a black rat snake slithering by? It’s enchanting, and silence reigns. That is the kind of community you are in.
After an outlandish skit weighing food scraps, there are reminders to sign up for a camping trip, attempt the “What Is It”, and to prepare for the butterfly census.
Onwards into a full and active day! Workshops or your project for the morning, hikes, games or arts in the afternoon, and more possibilities for the evening. The day will bring variety, surprise, laughter, camaraderie, and the richness of the natural world.