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Photos from Nature Day Camp 2017

During the summer of 2017, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust held four weeks of successful Nature Day Camp for kids.

Parents said:

  • “The camp was a great opportunity for us to see new places and get to know new friends.”
  • “The games in particular were really fun and got them engaged with other kids.”
  • “Activities were varied, creative, sensitive to young kids’ interests.”
  • “My children loved exploring nature with their hands, catching live critters and dissecting fish.”
  • “I just wanted to say how much I appreciate that this camp is an option for my daughter! I feel good about dropping her off and feel like the adults in charge truly care about the kids and making sure everyone is OK.”
  • “Each day was well structured for this age group and the variety of activities provided great opportunities to explore the natural environments at their own pace.”
  • “She especially enjoyed exploring in the water at Mackerel Cove and creating a habitat for the crabs. She also enjoyed learning and playing new games and making crafts.”

For more about Nature Day Camp, click here.

Check out a photo slideshow below! If parents or grandparents would like a high resolution copy of any photo of their child, please contact Julia at outreach@hhltmaine.org.

Thank you to everyone who pitched in to take photos: Curt Chipman, Adam Smith, Rahgda Moustafa, Rachel Miller, Bob Little and Julia McLeod.

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Slide 55
Morning circle before walking in to Pott’s Point Preserve
Morning circle before walking in to Pott’s Point Preserve
Drawing an imaginary animal after bidding for adaptations
Drawing an imaginary animal after bidding for adaptations
Exploring at Pott’s Point Preserve
Exploring at Pott’s Point Preserve
2017-07-18-Camp-Johns
2017-07-18-Camp-Johns
2017-07-18-Camp-Johnso
2017-07-18-Camp-Johnso
Dissecting mackerel
Dissecting mackerel
Playing a game
Playing a game
Checking out real animal furs
Checking out real animal furs
2017-07-19-Camp-Coastal
2017-07-19-Camp-Coastal
2017-07-19-Camp-Coastal-Stu
2017-07-19-Camp-Coastal-Stu
Visiting the marine lab at Bowdoin’s Coastal Studies Center
Visiting the marine lab at Bowdoin’s Coastal Studies Center
Learning about bees
Learning about bees
2017-07-20-Camp-Mitch
2017-07-20-Camp-Mitch
2017-07-20-Camp-Mi
2017-07-20-Camp-Mi
2017-07-20-Camp-Mit
2017-07-20-Camp-Mit
2017-07-20-Camp-Mitc
2017-07-20-Camp-Mitc
2017-07-20-Camp-Mitchell-
2017-07-20-Camp-Mitchell-
2017-07-20-Camp-Mitchell-F
2017-07-20-Camp-Mitchell-F
Picking peas for the food pantry in the Harpswell Community Garden
Picking peas for the food pantry in the Harpswell Community Garden
2017-07-20-Camp-Mitchel
2017-07-20-Camp-Mitchel
2017-07-20-Camp-Mitchell
2017-07-20-Camp-Mitchell
Collecting at Stover’s Point Preserve
Collecting at Stover’s Point Preserve
Music and movement
Music and movement
Story time
Story time
Building with rocks
Building with rocks
2017-07-28-Camp-Potts-Poi
2017-07-28-Camp-Potts-Poi
Yoga
Yoga
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2017-07-28-Camp-Potts-P
Exploring the tide pools at Pott’s Point Preserve
Exploring the tide pools at Pott’s Point Preserve
2017-07-28-Camp-Po
2017-07-28-Camp-Po
2017-07-28-Camp
2017-07-28-Camp
2017-07-28-Camp-Pot
2017-07-28-Camp-Pot
2017-07-28-Camp-Pott
2017-07-28-Camp-Pott
2017-07-28-Camp-Pott’s-
2017-07-28-Camp-Pott’s-
2017-07-28-Camp-Pott’s
2017-07-28-Camp-Pott’s
Playing a game
Playing a game
Monarch butterfly
Monarch butterfly
Nature names
Nature names
Designing a waterfront
Designing a waterfront
Visiting the marine lab, again
Visiting the marine lab, again
Catching and holding dragonflies and damselflies
Catching and holding dragonflies and damselflies
2017-08-04-Camp-Otter-Broo
2017-08-04-Camp-Otter-Broo
2017-08-04-Camp-Otter-Brook
2017-08-04-Camp-Otter-Brook
Building with sticks
Building with sticks
A fairy house
A fairy house
Monarch caterpillar
Monarch caterpillar
Playing a game
Playing a game
2017-08-16-Camp-Johnson-Fi
2017-08-16-Camp-Johnson-Fi
Exploring the shore at Johnson Field Preserve
Exploring the shore at Johnson Field Preserve
2017-08-16-Camp-Johns
2017-08-16-Camp-Johns
2017-08-16-Camp-Joh
2017-08-16-Camp-Joh
Making nature names
Making nature names
2017-08-16-Camp-Johnson-F
2017-08-16-Camp-Johnson-F
2017-08-16-Camp-Johnson
2017-08-16-Camp-Johnson