This week at SPREE Summer camps, campers traveled back in time to discover Denver's past!
The week started with campers discovering and reenacting the lives of Arapaho and Cheyenne plains Native Americans. Campers wove baskets, reenacted hunting, gathering, and fishing techniques, and made traditional toys and musical instruments.
Later in the week, campers learned even more about these Native Americans by visiting the History Colorado Center!
Later in the week, campers learned about the prospectors, pioneers, and gold miners who came to Colorado. They learned to gold pan, reenacted mining, and even practiced doing some pioneer chores!
Campers wrapped up the week by learning about Denver as it grew into the city that it is today. They got an expert history lesson while they rode the Denver Trolley, and learned about Denver's flood of 1965 in Confluence park.
And of course, throughout the week the campers had a great time exploring and catching the critters in the Cherry Creek and South Platte River!