Friday, August 19, 2011

4-H2O Eco Challenge: Day 5!

It's Friday, and that means two things:
1.) It's the last day of 4-H Eco Challenge 2011
2.) It's time for 'The Challenge'!

This morning, all of the campers were divided into their groups in preparation for 'The Challenge'. As a team, each group had to complete various tasks throughout the park in order to receive points towards their end goal. They were given maps and GPS units to navigate throughout the park to find these activities, which ranged from rock climbing, to mazes (while blind-folded!) and to scavenger hunts. While traveling from activity zone, campers also had to record their nature-findings with Flip video cameras as proof of their discovery. Using their knowledge from the past week, everyone was able to find different insects, edible and inedible vegetation, and so much more!

'The Challenge' kept everyone busy until the early afternoon, and so after lunch Eco-Challengers were able to enjoy their last day at Indian Springs Metropark. Thanks to Oakland County Parks, we were able to have a rock wall set up for our campers-- and boy were they able to climb up fast! The Spray-&-Play was also in full use, so participants were able to cool off with some watery fun in the afternoon.

Towards the end of the day, all members of the 4-H Eco Challenge 2011 spent some time in the Environmental Discovery Center to review the results of 'The Challenge', get their sweet 4-H Eco Challenge 2011 t-shirts, and vote for the Most-Spirited Eco-Challenger. Congrats to Sean, Omari, and Lebaron on their nominations-- it was well deserved!

On behalf of everyone from the 4-H Eco Challenge 2011, we'd like to say THANK YOU to all of our campers, and to the wonderful staff at Indian Springs Metropark. The past week has been so much fun, and it would not have been possible without each and every one of you. We can't wait for next summer, and keep a look out for our upcoming programs this fall!

4-H Eco Challenge 2011 - We all took the Challenge!

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