Welcome back campers! This week we are going to get to know the wildlife just outside our doors. Activate all of your senses and tune in to the smells, sounds, and sights that surround you. After this week, you will have trained yourself to be a keen observer of all wildlife activity even in the most unexpected settings and moments.
We need a place to record and reflect on our observations. Ready-made or handmade, a nature journal is a wonderful way for kids and adults of all ages to learn about their environment and themselves.
A nature journal is very personal. It will be filled with words, art, observations, and sometimes leaves and pressed flowers. Find or make a journal that is easy to carry around on your summer adventures and that works best for you. (If you love to paint, get a journal with watercolor paper; if you want to take field notes in all weather conditions, purchase a waterproof notebook.) Take notes, write reflections, sketch pictures—record your observations in whatever way makes sense to you. A consistent practice of quiet observation and journaling will help you discover the fascinating wildlife diversity right at home.
Connect with Other Campers!
Please share your camp adventures on social media using #orvissummercamp! Send in photos of your maps and photos or reflections of your adventures to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you email us by the end of the day on Thursday, we will share some on our blog on Friday!
Sign up now to receive special offers and news via email, and save $10 on your next purchase of $50 or more. This offer is valid for new subscribers only and will be sent to your email address shortly.Submit
Trips & Schools
100% customer satisfaction has been our commitment since 1856. It's who we are. If you aren't happy with a product or service, we want to know about it. And we'll make it right.
THAT'S THE ORVIS WAY.
Orvis Commits 5% of pre-tax profits to protecting nature.
“If we are to benefit from the use of our natural resources, we must be willing to act to preserve them.”
– Perk Perkins, Orvis Company Owner & Board Member
Copyright 2021, The Orvis Company Inc. Since 1856.