The trailblazers turned some of their favorite videos games into a real life camp challenge.
The campers designed the Full Metal Currency system to gain points and earn ‘supplies’.
The trailblazers also enjoyed finding many critters in the creek. They made a temporary zoo to hold their little friends including several salamanders, water beetles, and a crawfish.
The trailblazers also brought back to the FRC a bucket full of clay, which the campers used to make an ant fort and leaf impressions.
Trailblazers wondered through the unbeatened forest looking for shelter and materials, and they stumbled accross a stream and bamboo forest. Not expecting a creek, one of the campers yelled, “Teacher, we got to show you something!”
Some campers collected leaves and pinecones to make sculptures, while others made a mandala of leaves, sticks, and pinecones.
Back at the FRC, students turned clay into huts, ponds, turtles, and four legged friends.
The trailblazers began the day with a game of trail signs. Breaking up into two groups, the campers identified cool things in nature and left trail clues for the other group to find their treasures. The campers enjoyed making the trail signs obvious and not-so-obvious for their opposing team.
One group’s clue was ‘something pink in nature’, referring to a Morning Glory flower. Instead of the flower, the second group found a Pink Power ranger assuming that was the treasure. There are many surprises to be found in nature!
Cloudy with a chance of rain seemed to shift the Trailblazers plans frequently throughout the day. Starting at the FRC, the campers put together personal entries for a guide; their concepts included, a story about a salamander named “Goldleaf”, instructions on how to make a fishing pole, and a list of anime character tiers. The trailblazers then traveled down to the main building for lunch and a few fun games in the sand.
Trailblazers made there way to the main building and began the day with a walk around the pond. We stumbled across an Eastern box turtle, and instructor, Ms. Linda taught us how to properly hold the turtle without getting harmed or harming the turtle. One the hike around the pond the students collected items to make insect zoogles. In the afternoon, the campers finished their zoogles and pages for a guide.