We will be posting events, photos and other special things that are happening at camp. It will be a great way to keep up with everything going on at Y Camp.
Y Camp is busy serving school groups from around Iowa attending our Outdoor Environmental Education programs. From one to 3 days teachers, students and chaperones get to experience all Y Camp has to offer!
A beautiful blue sky was looking over the preserve today. The prairie around the preserve is still growing tall and there are more flowering plants that have started to bloom in the last few weeks. I didn’t think it was possible for the prairie grass to grow taller, however, I was mistaken. If you look closely, what do you see that is missing from the photo? If you guessed the baby bison – you are correct! The mom and dad bison are starting to become harder to see.
It's Week 3 of Day Camp and our campers are having a lot of fun. Yesterday, our two youngest groups had the opportunity to experiment with food and play some fun games with food as well. The games played were donut on a string, find the gummy bears hidden in the whipped cream, and a fun game of cheeto toss involving shaving cream and cheetos. Below are some pictures of our day campers participating in the games.
Today was a very sunny day at the preserve. The grass and plants are still growing high. The baby bison is now getting very hard to see. The mom and dad bison are similar to last week. There is even more plants this week than last week - including some flowering plants.
We have many animals here at Y-camp and this year marks a first. It is the first time we have ducks on camp. They were bought by Alex, a member of our leadership staff, back in March. Alex has raised them since they were a day old. They imprinted on him from the beginning through many hours of naps and play time. Like a parent watches their child grow up, Alex watches his ducks adapt to flying and leaving the nest. This summer campers have the opportunity to visit with the ducks and learn about how they live here on camp.
Here is a picture with Alex and one of the ducks.