Today counselors Jess and Pete led the junior “Dino-mytes” on a nature hike at the Morrison nature center. They learned about the difference between herbivores and carnivores, and found lots of plants and bugs that dinosaurs could eat. Some highlights of the hike were a beaver dam, a ladybug, a grasshopper and lots of cottonwood trees. For lunch, the group sat down under a tree by the creek and talked about music, food and bugs. Some campers were afraid of bugs, so the counselors taught them that bugs are our friends and that if we give a name to the bug, then it doesn’t seem so scary. After lunch, the campers learned the dinosaur song and “boom chicka boom” while hiking back to the bus. At Fletcher, Jess read books to quiet campers while Pete played guitar. After some rest, the campers came up with a group name, decorated water bottle covers, and sang songs. After a short bus ride, campers said goodbye and headed home with family. The counselors are happy to have such an enthusiastic, creative, and kind group, and they are looking forward to a great rest of the week!

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