Week 3 - America the Beautiful!

This week campers at Great Explorations went on an imaginary adventure across the United States! It was a great opportunity to share travel stories and explore the many different landscapes of America the Beautiful!

An exploration of America wouldn't be complete without America's favorite pastime, so campers designed their own baseball helmets and even went to a Rays game!

During our investigation of landscapes campers of all ages got very creative, using basic materials like blocks and crayons to create their own scenes.

 Our older campers got excited about city skylines.

Our older campers got excited about city skylines.

Thankfully campers stayed pretty calm while they did sand art, but once we got to the Wild West, they went cowboy crazy!

 Campers were ready to giddy up with their Texas-themed bandanas.

Campers were ready to giddy up with their Texas-themed bandanas.

Using stencils to design their own cinch sacks really got campers excited about their virtual road trip...

 ...and allowed them to share their own travel experiences.

...and allowed them to share their own travel experiences.

    HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

   HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

 Our youngest campers were inspired by colorful landscapes.

Our youngest campers were inspired by colorful landscapes.

But we didn't stop with basic materials! You can't study the beach without sand or Texas without a bandana, right?

 Our young campers explored colors and textures as they very carefully poured colored sand into bottles.

Our young campers explored colors and textures as they very carefully poured colored sand into bottles.

Older campers used geo boards to create unique "photographs."

 Is it a bright Florida sun? Or a ferris wheel from one of America's famous state fairs?

Is it a bright Florida sun? Or a ferris wheel from one of America's famous state fairs?

After our "trip," our campers had so many wonderful memories so we made hand-painted picture frames!

 Campers hard at work creating the perfect frame for their road trip memories!

Campers hard at work creating the perfect frame for their road trip memories!

Finally, we got ready for the holiday weekend by coloring our very own U.S.A. beach balls!

Stay tuned for next weeks adventure - Planet Pals!