Hello Summer!

The longest day of the year has come and gone, and summer has officially started. In support of efforts to get kids outside, Governor Hickenlooper has declared June 21 Generation Wild Day in Colorado! Check out Generation Wild’s list of 100 things to do outside before you’re 12 for some summertime inspiration.

Of course, at the ELC, summer camp has already been underway for several weeks. We are wrapping up our third week of camp today; here’s an update on what we’ve been up to.

In our Method to the Nature Madness camp, we built a variety of structures and used the scientific method to test them out. Campers built miniature rafts and tested their ability to stay afloat while supporting rocks. They also created dams to control the flow of water in our diversion ditch.


During Wonders of Wildlife, the highlight of the week was our guest presenters who taught us about reptiles and even brought live ones that we could hold!

Today we are wrapping up our Plants, Plots, and Play, Oh My! camp which has focused on plants, rocks, soil and gardening. Naturally, we got really muddy this week!

Stay tuned for more updates about how summer is progressing at the ELC.

Looking for your next outdoor adventure? Check out the upcoming campfire night at Lory State Park on June 26.


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