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Welcome 2019 Nature Summer Camp Staff

Hello and welcome to Nature Summer Camp 2019! We are incredibly excited for our third Nature Summer Camp at the new Hitchcock Center. The counselors, Katie and I have been as busy as beavers around here getting ready for the first day of camp next week. We can’t wait to meet all the campers! I […]

Published in Blog, eNewsletter, Nature Summer Camp on June 26, 2019.

Meet Our 2017 Nature Summer Camp Directors and Staff

Hello and welcome to Nature Summer Camp 2017! We are incredibly excited for our first Nature Summer Camp at the new Hitchcock Center. The counselors, Katie and I have been as busy as beavers around here getting ready for the first day of camp next week. We can’t wait to meet all the campers! I am super thrilled about our staff. We are lucky to have three returning counselors, four fabulous new ones, and two wonderful support staff! And now, let’s introduce them one by one…

Published in Blog, eNewsletter, Nature Summer Camp on June 27, 2017.

Meet our 2016 Summer Camp Staff

By Jeff Mazur

Hello and welcome to Nature Summer Camp 2016! I am incredibly excited for my first Nature Summer Camp with the Hitchcock Center. The teacher naturalists, Katie and I have been as busy as beavers around here getting ready for the first day of camp next week. We can’t wait to meet all the campers! I am super thrilled about our staff. We are lucky to have three returning counselors, three fabulous new ones, a dedicated volunteer teacher naturalist and two wonderful support staff!

Published in Blog, eNewsletter, Nature Summer Camp on June 24, 2016.

New “This Land is Our Land” Lyrics

By Katie Koerten

A few families were requesting the rewritten lyrics to “This Land is Your Land” that the Young Naturalists wrote last week during Session 2. For those of you that attended our camp share on Friday afternoon you know it was very sweet, and very accurate summary of what we did at camp!

Published in Blog, Nature Summer Camp on July 21, 2015.

Rock Climbing with the Leaders in Training

By Katie Koerten

Last Thursday the Leaders in Training went rock climbing at Chapel Ledges in Ashfield. Our facilitator for the day was Leah Lamdin, daughter of Peter (one of the counselors). Leah, who has instructed rock climbing at Morse Hill and Kroka Expeditions, taught us how to repel and belay safely. It was awesome!

Published in Blog, Nature Summer Camp on July 20, 2015.

Summer Camp: This Land is Your Land

By Colleen Kelley

Campers connected with the land we call home. From farmland to forest, mountains to meadows, we discovered the ecosystems all around us and the interconnectedness of the animals that live here. We learned about our rich farm soil, our fascinating geological stories and the serene wilderness of the Quabbin Reservoir by traveling on field trips, telling stories, playing nature-themed games and making crafts. From enjoying the view from a mountaintop to tasting fresh local food, we experienced the finest natural features of the Pioneer Valley.

Published in Blog, Nature Summer Camp on July 9, 2015.

Camp Has Begun!

By Katie Koerten

Hi everyone! The summer camp season started yesterday with “Our Little Micro World.” Campers are learning about all things tiny in nature this week, such as insects and other tiny creatures, tiny plants and patterns in nature. Basically we’re looking at life on a miniature scale! Yesterday the Young Naturalists built exquisite little fairy houses. Today they studied tiny pond creatures!

Published in Blog, Nature Summer Camp on June 30, 2015.

Meet the Camp Staff!

By Katie Koerten

Hello and welcome to Nature Summer Camp 2015! The counselors and I have been buzzing like bees around here getting ready for the first day of camp next week. We can’t wait to meet all the campers! I am super thrilled about our staff. We are lucky to have three returning counselors, two fabulous new ones and two wonderful support staff! And now, let’s introduce them one by one…

Published in Blog, Nature Summer Camp on June 26, 2015.

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