• Fun times at NatureBridge

    Posted by Abigail Bien on 6/1/2017 5:45:00 AM

    Today was another busy day. We played this game kind of like Red Light Green Light but you were trying to keep the traffic cop from spotting the slug we were hiding. It was a stuffed animal slug. We also hiked Marymere Falls and saw the waterfall there. It was pretty cool. After the waterfalls we went back to our cabin for a little bit and played. We also did a solo trail walk were we followed a path our instructional leader laid out and looked at the scenery. My favorite part of camp has been hanging out with my friends and getting to sleep in a cabin with them. I'm excited for our campfire tonight and not ready to go home yet.


    by Ben (from 5G)


    River table exploration with Kelsey

    Adaptation Auction

    Lunch on Storm King with Tyler

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  • More photos from NatureBridge 2017

    Posted by Abigail Bien on 6/1/2017 5:20:00 AM

    Beardslee Cabin

    Rosemary Arch

    Adam in the Skulls Lab

    Plenty of Fish

    Start of the day!

    Playing a game with Kelsey

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  • NatureBridge: Day 2

    Posted by Abigail Bien on 5/31/2017 5:45:00 PM

    Today we went on a hike to Marymeer Falls and when we were there we got to take a bunch of pictures. Then our instructor told us the story of how Marymeer Falls was created. Then we came back to camp and did the Skin and Skulls lab where we had to observe a skull and make guesses about what different parts of the skull were and identify the animal. We also did a Spaced Out Hike were you walked by yourself along a trail, read cards our instructor put out that listed short activities to do like identify five things you could hear. It was really peaceful and kinda nice to just be with yourself. We also played a game called Meet a Tree where people had to smell and touch a tree then have someone else spin you around and the you had to identify the same tree again. It was a lot of fun. NatureBridge is a blast so far.


    by Natalie S. (from 5F)


    Skulls and Skin Lab

    Getting ready for Storm King

    Lunchtime on Storm King!

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  • Our first afternoon at NatureBridge

    Posted by Abigail Bien on 5/30/2017 5:55:00 PM

    The bus ride to camp was long and loud. When we got to camp it was pouring rain so we grabbed a random bag and moved it to the gazebo. We ate lunch and meet our instructional leader. We started walking on a path and the instructor told us about different trees and games and moss. We played a game called Park Ranger that's kind of like Fire in the Forest except with animals and adaptations. Dinner was pretty good and definitely better than school lunches. Now it's free time and we're going to play football before our evening program.


    By Leo R. (5B)


    Hiking on the trail


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  • NatureBridge Pictures

    Posted by Abigail Bien on 6/2/2016 4:50:00 PM

    Capturing 'food' for our squirrel nests!



    Taking a break on the way to Mt. Storm King.


    Getting ready to leave dock.


    Warming up for the day with a game.



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  • Our canoe trip

    Posted by Logan S. on 6/2/2016 8:45:00 AM

    Yesterday my group took an exciting canoe ride. First we had to talk about how we were going to canoe. When we first left the dock the water was pretty calm. Then we all started to get tired from rowing. We took a few breaks but kept going and rounded a lot of corners in the lake. Finally we made it to Harrison Point where we had lunch. When we were done with lunch we stowed the canoe and hiked an old train track trail. Then Martin (our NatureBridge teacher) had us climb a really steep hill. At the top we stopped. We looked down there was a cave. We slid in one at a time and it was pitch black. We could see big square pieces of wood in the cave and by clinging to them we finally got through the cave. At the end Martin explained it was a train tunnel and they had blown it shut with dynamite multiple times long ago. We hiked back, got on the canoe, and headed back to camp. When we went back we had white caps on the lake and we had to work harder than ever. That was it!



    by Logan S. from 5M

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  • Waterfalls

    Posted by Trevor B. on 6/2/2016 8:40:00 AM

    At Nature ridge, my favorite part so far was probably the hike to the Marymere Falls. We went a pretty steep step path but it was worth it at the top. The view was awesome. There was moss lining the waterfall that was really cool. Today I'm going canoeing. I hope we do the same trip one of the canoe groups did yesterday. It sounded really cool! I'm excited for another day here at NatureBridge. 


    by Trevor B. from 5M

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  • Hiking Mt. Storm King

    Posted by Erica on 6/1/2016 4:45:00 PM

    At the start!



    Today my group hiked Mt. Storm King. In the beginning I thought it was pretty easy but by the middle it was getting harder. But Mr. Garwood, one of my chaperones, gave me a good tip about drinking lots of water and holding my arms over my head for a second. That made it a little easier. Along the trail we saw a lot of caterpillars that were colors like black and purple. The view at the top was beautiful. Once we got to the top it was easy going back down, but slippery. I even got a little scratch. And I even saw my bird from the bird report. I'm excited to have a little free time now and relax after that long hike!


    by Erica from 5G

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  • Canoeing on Lake Crescent

    Posted by Owen W. on 6/1/2016 4:35:00 PM

    Leaving the dock


    Today we got our backpacks and went down to the canoe house where we got our paddles and life jackets and we got in the canoes! We went to Pyramid Peak after a 15 minute paddle. While there we saw an old mining tunnel and a little parking dock and the trees were parted to make this tunnel by the Native Americans. We tried go in and don't make it. Then we went to a little creek and it was little small but it had half of the lake's water in it. Which is really cool! We counted how many paddles it took from the creek back to the dock and it took exactly a 160. After we came back we hiked for a bit in the forest. It was a long day. We set up traps also that we're going to check tomorrow to see which have captured the most bugs.


    by Owen W. from 5F

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  • Staying Alive

    Posted by Elly R. on 6/1/2016 8:40:00 AM

    Charging ahead!

    Last night we played a game called Staying Alive. It's about trying to collect resources and it's kind of about how animals have to survive in the wild. To play you have carnivores, omnivores and herbivores. And you want to try and be at the top of the food chain. So that way you have the most life tokens and resources. My group were carnivores and the only thing we had to worry about was the hunters because we were at the top of the food chain. We hunted omnivores and herbivores and my group did really well by hiding behind bushes and at the last minute attacking. We had 10 seconds to run and tag as many 'prey' as we could. It was really fun. Today I'm really excited to visit the waterfalls and hike the trails.


    by Elly R. from 5B


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