Hat Track River Rats
Ever have that feeling that you might have a superpower or an important destiny? Like the characters of the Hatrack River book series, many of us have a knack or skill. Discover your knack and hone it during this week of fantastical riverside adventure.
Learning through play is an often forgotten yet profound way for children and adults alike to gain knowledge, skills, and experiences. Kids in this camp will learn about nature, themselves, and became more comfortable with being outside.
- Learn and create riverside games using found rocks, sticks, and whatever else the river gives us.
- Build miniature test rafts and race them.
- Build a real log raft and ride it.
- Learn about useful and edible aquatic plants and animals.
- Track aquatic creatures along riverbank including the beaver, muskrat, heron, raccoon and more.
- Build a survival shelter.
- Make and fish with a simple cane pole just like Huck and Tom.
- Use cane pole as part of stick and bindle (hobo satchel) to carry your goods during your travels.
- Search for treasures to fill your bindle.
- Barter and trade for each others' treasures.