Summer Adventure Camp Week One


This week was week one of the Summer Adventure Camp and there was lots of fun! This week was full of fishing, archery, birding, nature journaling, art class, and more. 

The week began with making team names for the crews and doing different activities to get to know each other a little better. The heat of the weather did not stop us from having fun this week, before the heat kicked in on Tuesday we went birding around Shady Lakes to find and identify different birds. We kept cool by playing water games and having fun! Sandia Mountain Natural History Museum came out to Shady Lakes to teach us about different animal tracks, scat & wildlife identification in the Bosque and in the Sendia's. The kids got to do a Nature scavenger hunt where they had to apply some of the skills they!

The kiddos got to learn how to bait a line, how to cast and how to keep yourself and others safe while fishing! Some kids chose to catch and release while others cleaned their next meal!

The kids also had the opportunity this week to learn the basic strategies and practice shooting! Exciting stuff! The kids studied the guidelines and basic safety of the range to prepare for getting a chance to use the range today. Safety first! While a NASP range is typically ran with whistle commands- we use whistles and colored flags for our friends that are deaf/hard of hearing.

We talked about fishing on our public lands & fishing as a way of providing a sustainable meal for our families. The kids were introduced to the idea of bow hunting on NM's public lands and how hunting can provide a sustainable resource of meat.

This week was soo much fun and we can't wait for the fun&learning to continue throughout this summer!

A big thank you to NMDGF, Sandia Natural History Museum, David Hawksworth, Jennifer Hunt and all the volunteers for your help in making this week so awesome! 

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