|Campers constructing a dam in the Wissahichon Creek.|
Additionally, throughout the week, Hope and the campers went on nature walks where they had the opportunity to construct a dam in a nearby creek. Campers were able to witness how water and humans affect the land and vice versa. Also, campers examined rocks and minerals, specifically the ones that are found in Egypt or were used for the pyramids. They learned about the significance of gold in ancient Egypt culture, and made their own clay amulets.
Hope did a fantastic job in capturing the campers attention while also teaching them something new. “Science is so fun!” says Noura, a new camper, when I asked her what is her favorite part of the camp. She continues, “I can’t wait to see what we will do today!”