Here's a picture of campers exploring Pine Creek, looking for crayfish under rocks and watching fish.
Campers made clothes trees at camp this year (many while sporting last year's camp T-shirt)! This complex craft used natural materials from the preserve, with "branches" mortised into the trunk-like post.
Summer intern and camp counselor Sean Quinn had begun to see the image of mile-a-minute in his nightmares—he has spent so much time this summer pulling it—so his fellow counselors decorated his car with giant mile-a-minute vines one day at camp as a joke.
At camp we demonstrated tree removal techniques by cutting down a tree (a damaged mulberry). In this picture, the kids are placing flags where they think the top will fall. It's not exactly a Soren Erkison chainsaw course, but the kids did really well.