This article was originally published in CREA’s Fall 2019 newsletter.
When was the last time you found a frog at your feet in the river, built a boat with your new best friend, did a solo-hike, or covered yourself in clay from head to toe? Been a while? If so, it’s time to come to CREA Camp.
This past summer CREA offered 6 weeks of awesome outdoor exploration, STEM adventures, art creations, nature-based science discovery and, most importantly, confidence-building. Adventures were based at CREA’s Ecology Center and Nature Preserve trails. Connecting our campers with nature and fostering future stewards of the environment is our mission and our passion.
110 campers and 15 Counselors-In-Training joined us over the course of the summer. Most came from our own community, but some traveled far to experience CREA. Including Nolan from WA, Alex from NY, and Amelia and Nathan from OH.
Our camp team made all of this magic happen! Zoe Battle joined us prior to starting her freshman year at Macalester College. Zoe was an integral part of implementing our camp science curriculum and creative art lessons. Nick Merrill joined us after completing his freshman year at Bowdoin College. Nick was our fishing guru, nature guide, games-master and an enthusiastic leader!
We are all looking forward to CREA’s 2020 Summer Camps which open for registration this winter. Visit our camp page for more information www.creamaine.org/programs/summercamp or email Jenny Mueller, Camp Director with your camp questions.