Camp Green visited the Knox County 4-H Fair this week. They toured with the Knox County Fair Queen’s court and Purdue Agriculture Center intern, Blake Buckthal. The campers checked out the 4-H projects, which raised their interested in joining.
This week, Camp Green visited Prahdan Farms, a turkey farm near Wheatland, Indiana. Jaleigh Harlow, one of our Day Camp counselors, and her family own Prahdan Farms and invite our day campers to visit their agricultural operation.
Apple Hill Orchard, located just north of Vincennes, invited Camp Green to learn about the variety of fruits they grow. Karen from Apple Hill Orchard led the day campers on a tour and gave each camper a bag to collect fruit.
Camp Green visited Ouabache (Wabash) Trails to explore nature and learn about wetlands with park staff and volunteers. Campers in grades K-3 searched the woods and the creeks on Trail 7 on a wetland scavenger hunt. Tasked with finding items including an animal track, poison ivy, an insect-eaten leaf, and evidence of people, the campers […]
Our day campers learned about horses and farriers when Ron Ice visited last week. He talked about horse safety and how to approach a horse. Campers listened to Ron explain how to respect horses while enjoying the company they have to offer. Campers learned the importance of practicing safety around a horse and Ron taught […]
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Campers learned about nature, frogs, and toads last week. Maggie Lawrence, assistant naturalist at John James Audubon State Park in Henderson, Ky., visited to share her knowledge about the natural environment with our day campers.
Please welcome Alex Mahrenholz, the Y’s Camp Green intern this summer through the support of the Knox County Soil and Water Conservation District. Currently in her senior year at Murray State University double-majoring in Agriculture Education and Agriculture Communications, Alex grew up on her family’s grain farm in Lawrenceville, Illinois. She started raising livestock of […]
The Vincennes Community Garden is a partnership with the Knox County Chamber of Commerce and the Knox County Soil & Water Conservation District. It is a wonderful opportunity for Camp Green to grow more fresh fruits and vegetables to feed our YMCA day campers.
Our two raised garden beds at YMCA Summer Day Camp are taking off for the summer! These two beds are just a small part of Camp Green, a program in partnership with the Knox County Soil and Water Conservation District to educate and inform YMCA youth about natural resources and environmental stewardship in the […]