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Exploring The Outdoors At Camp



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While holding a net and walking a trail behind Sandy Hook Elementary School on July 8, Henryk Teraszkiewicz explained that it had been a busy couple of days for students in his Outdoor Explorers Camp.

The program is offered through Newtown Continuing Education and multiple sessions were available this summer.

As he entered a small clearing in the woods, campers greeted him with excitement. Recent activities included crafting nets (with collected bamboo and netting) to capture dragonflies, studying amphibians and their habitats, and learning about camouflage. On that day, campers were collecting sticks to build a shelter. Later they would add moss to the top, and then test the shelter out if rain allowed.

For more information about Newtown Continuing Education see newtown.k12.ct.us/summercampsandprograms.

Education Reporter Eliza Hallabeck can be reached at eliza@thebee.com.

Athan Arnold, at Outdoor Explorers Camp, adds a stick to a pile creating a shelter. —Bee Photos, Hallabeck
Jada Connelly collects a stick to build a shelter in Outdoor Explorers Camp.
Outdoor Explorers camper Chloe Chawi holds a stick she collected to build a shelter.
An Outdoor Explorers camper holds a baby wood frog.
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