A Typical at River Rats Camp
It is hard to describe a typical day at River Rats Camp. On some days we will be setting sail on the Gundalow, while on others we’ll be casting off on a rowing adventure or playing games and exploring the shoreline. Our philosophy for all of our camps is to connect kids to nature and the water through experiences and play. Each day starts with a plan and is adjusted to meet the groups interest and needs, but almost always includes games, arts, mud, and of course water. Through these nature experiences, students learn about the shoreline and our rivers and become the next stewards of our waters. Our Seals will spend 1-2 days on the Gundalow with drop off at Prescott Park and the remaining days at Creek Farm in Portsmouth.
8:50-9:05 Arrival, check in and free time at Creek Farm
9:05–9:20 Morning Ice Breaker Game
9:20 Daily Activity – Treasure Hunt – students are given maps and clues and set off along the shore line of Creek Farm or in our rowing vessels to find the missing treasure. If they find the treasure, they can create their own maps and clues and challenge each other to find more treasure
10:00 Campers use wood, paint, fabric and their own creativity to build models of the Gundalow.
11:45 Closing circle and Game
11:50-12:05 Pick Up