Posted by: wolfcampcollege | August 6, 2010

Day Camps at Clark’s Creek Park serving Pierce, Kitsap, Thurston & South King Counties

THIS POST BY RACHEL EDWARDS, SUMMER TEACHING APPRENTICE WHO LEAD THE HERBAL DAY CAMP. FOR BLOG POSTINGS ON THE TRACKING & SURVIVAL DAY CAMPS, PLUS 150 PICTURES FROM THIS WEEK, SEE OUR PUYALLUP-TACOMA MEETUP SITE OR OUR MEETUP OLYMPIA SITE.

Me leading the campers in streches:)

Each morning of the week began with us all warming up the mind and body with some games and stretches.  Only two children signed up for the herbal camp so I was able to do different activities that interested them.  They loved wandering around the park looking for berries, eating jewelweed seeds, and anything else that tasted good.  Stinging nettles was a plant that the girls got to know well.  We made many things with nettles, like shampoo, hair rinse, yummy buttery cooked nettles, and my personal favorite, nettle pesto.  Nettles are the ultimate wild food and medicine, you just have to watch out for the sting.  Other herbal goodies that the girls loved were the salve that we made from collecting fresh plantain and saint john’s wort that were all growing in the park and all the teas we got to drink.  Even though only got to train two new little herbalists, the week was full of fun and yummy herbal goodies.

Me leading a game of Bear-Salmon-Mosquito

Now we're just a-runnin!

Me with one of my delightful little herbalists!

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR DURING OUR CLARK’S CREEK DAY CAMP running the WEEK OF AUGUST 8-12, 2011.

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