New Teen Offerings Available!
We have been hard at work recreating our offerings for Teens at Through the Trees. After holding a brainstorming session with several teens who have been active in our TTT community, we have come up with some awesome new programs for the 13-16 age group:
- Oak Outing Club - weekly explorations including ocean dips and beach campfires, ropes courses, hiking, community service and more!
- Wilderness Trips - multi-day trips to different parts of Maine for white water rafting, wilderness survival sk…
Water Boiling Challenge
This week at many of our programs we gave kids the opportunity to try a water boiling challenge. The task was this: make a fire, melt some snow, boil the water.
We have been exploring all things fire since December and many of our participants have made so much progress understanding how fire works, how to be safe around a fire, and how to build and light a fire using only materials from our landscape. Below the surface, the timeless act of making fire has taught us about patien…
Our Camp Woodland Homeschool Program friends had an amazing day this week exploring Mother Nature’s wintery gifts. The morning began with lots of smiles and giggles, sliding down some icy trails on the grass. It was pretty fast! Afterward, a short hike through the woods on the trail down to Camp Ironwood resulted in the discovery of some beautiful icicles. The sunlight shining through the trees made the dripping icicles sparkle and the green moss almost glowed. It was a magical place!…
Through The Trees is On Fire!!
We have had an amazing Fall at Through The Trees! This Fall has been a time to get to know each other, explore our interests, and enjoy lots of playtime in nature. We have done some debris shelter building, campfire cooking and nature art projects, learned about basic tool use and foraged for wild foods. As the days have gotten shorter we have enjoyed being outside after dark with opportunities for stargazing, flashlight tag and enjoying sitting around the campfire together.
Our focus for the m…