Though the weather was somewhat unfavorable and ended up cancelling their much anticipated canoe trip, they still had an unforgettable experience living with and learning about the environment around them! They saw snakes, frogs, giant moths and turtles. They also got the chance to visit the Trap Pond nature center and learn about the different species of plants and wildlife which are unique to the area where they were staying. They learned about how Trap Pond was manmade and how the process affected the ecosystem.
Perhaps the most interesting part of their trip to Trap Pond was learning about the Bald Cypress Tree, which grows in clusters in the center of the pond. The campers had plenty of time to sit on the dock and gaze on the still waters and examine the trees. They cooked out 5 straight meals over the fire, honed their camp craft, and most importantly had quality time in each other's company!
Check back soon for updates about how session three went for everyone else!