Campers Enjoy Outdoor Adventures Week and SPREE Camp Out
Week 7 was an exciting week for campers at SPREE’s Adventures Outside Summer Camps. After a week of camping games and learning how to survive in the outdoors, campers spent the night at Johnson Habitat Park for SPREE’s Annual Camp Out. Read on for some of the week’s highlights.
We started our week with hikes to nearby Vanderbilt pond and Confluence Park. Campers learned about Leave No Trace Principles and even did a trash clean-up near camp. We then talked about campfire safety and made paracord survival bracelets. Campers worked together to complete an obstacle course, make a miniature campsite, and do team-building games.
Cherry Creek Train campers were excited to try out stand-up paddle boarding on Thursday.
We also shared campfire stories and spent time exploring the South Platte River and Cherry Creek. We practiced camping skills like packing a hiking bag and setting up a tent.
On Friday evening, several campers and their families participated in the Annual SPREE Camp Out. We set up tents, explored the park and then cooked hot dogs over the fire. Park Ranger Eric shared his knowledge of native flora and fauna as we watched a beautiful sunset.
We made s’mores, told stories and played games by lantern-light before heading to our tents. In the morning campers and their families enjoyed breakfast and some river time before heading home.