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Day 3 of 180 ~ Courtesy of Bass Pro Shop

Day 3 of the 2012/2013 school year happened on a SATURDAY! I recently posted about the Family Summer Camp provided by Bass Pro Shop.

We attended three workshops: Wildlife Exploration, Backyard Adventures, and Archery. At the end of each workshop the kids answered four questions on their activity sheet and then went on a scavenger hunt in a designated area of the store to seek the answers to two questions. Once those were completed they received a pin for that workshop to attach to their lanyard.

In between workshops, Eli and Brynne painted a ceramic bear track ...

They practiced shooting guns, a bow and arrow, and casting a fishing pole ...

And then they looked at all of the boats (a couple of times).

Eli says he no longer wants to be a Ninja or a Golfer when he grow up. He wants to be a Boat Driver.

Rick met us at the end of the day for dinner and s'mores.

This one needed a shower when she was done. She enjoyed every bite!

Brynne said that this was the best school day she has ever had. It was a lot of fun, but they also learned a lot! They learned about the classes of animals, the importance of trees, parts of trees, about Redwoods in Sequoyah National Park in California, about good and bad insects, parts of bows and arrows and types, and archery safety, among other things.

This is exactly what I envisioned when I planned for us to have Science Saturdays this upcoming school year. Educational and fun!

They received three of the nine pins available. We are going to go back on Tuesday to attend two more workshops, and then again on Sunday, July 15th to attend the final four workshops.

I am linking up this week with Science Sundays at Adventures in Mommydom.


  1. I need to check and see if our local one has a summer camp, what a great idea!


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