|Anjay with his sword-in-progress|
|At the entrance to the woods|
Gate Keeper: Each morning we gather at the edge of the woods, eagerly awaiting our own challenge. Our gatekeeper whispers a unique challenge to each kid ("See which trees are turning yellow and which are turning orange"). We then walk quietly into the woods, one at a time. The gate was built by UVM students last Spring and serves as a chance to shake off the road dust and consciously shift into "woods time."
|Cody tending the fire|
Welcoming guests: I had a friend visiting today and he met us out at the camp. We had two kids (Magnus & Luke) who served as our ambassadors this time. We talked about how we might make a guest feel welcome in our space and the kids suggested we give them a tour. Nate brought his drum kit and played some wonderful music for us (I'll post a video for next week). We gave the ambassadors the challenge of trying to sneak up on him first, the pat him on the shoulder to offer him a tour.
|Magnus with a destroying angel we found|
|Red eft (juvenile Eastern newt)|