Science Center!

Science Center!

campF.R.E.S.H.® took a field trip to the St. Louis Science Center yesterday after a picnic at Turtle Park. They explored and experimented. The main event was seeing Titans of the Ice Age at the Omnimax Theater!

Richie Camden Visit

Richie Camden Visit

Richie Camden and his dogs Fleury and Koivu came to visit campF.R.E.S.H.® yesterday. He talked to them about sled-dog racing and his experiences. The kids had so much fun playing and petting the dogs. Richie even harnessed up the campers and made them pull the dogs in the sled!

Monday Cookin’

Fotor0616112928Our 4th and 5th Graders cooking some yummy chili and cornbread!

 

Field Trip!

Field Trip!

campF.R.E.S.H® visited The Griot Museum of Black History today! We also played on Art Hill and even went inside the Art Museum to see the sarcophagi and African Artifacts. When we got back to camp we ate a delicious Ethiopian Lunch that included lamb, beef, chicken, and chickpeas. We had a great day!

The Owl Man

The Owl Man

Mr. Mark Glenshaw a.k.a. “The Owl Man” came and spoke to our campers today about the Forest Park Owls: Charles and Sarah. We learned so many new and interesting facts about owls! Thanks, Mr. Glenshaw!

Play-Doh!

playdohOur 4th and 5th grade campers experimenting and making playdoh!
Here is how to make it:
4 cups of flour
11/2 cups salt
2 tbsp oil
1 cup water
food coloring

Mummy Creative Writing

Here are some of the stories that our campers wrote today about mummies and embalming.

If I was an embalmer in the olden days, I would be disgusted. Because who would want to take that nasty brains and guts out for a person you didn’t even know. i definitely wouldn’t, even if I knew this person. When I take out the nasty stuff. I’ll just turn my head and throw up; the sight of it is disgusting. The good thing about this is that I will be paid for doing this “ritual”.        -Lailah

If I found a tomb, I would try to leave the mummy inside in peace. I wouldn’t disturb the mummy, but I would look at the artifacts and made a catalog of them, instead of taking them and transporting them to a museum. Since there are usually warnings on the doors of the tombs, like “A hippopotamus will devour your loved ones”, I would read the warning and prepare myself for whatever it described. For example, if it said “You will die of an attack by wild dogs,” I would cancel any safaris I had planned and stay away from the Savannah. After examining the artifacts inside the tomb, i would leave quietly and not mention the discovery to anybody, lest I incur the mummy’s wrath.    -Sam

If I was an explorer and encountered a tomb I would probably tell a museum about the discovery. Then ask if they would like the artifacts. If they say yes, I will have a team of archaeologists help carefully move the artifacts to a museum. If they say no, I will ask an archaeologist if he/she would help me study the artifacts.                     -Denali

What is it like to be a mummy? I think it would be cool to get wrapped in cloth, have a wig, and get to wear makeup, but why would I like to get my brains hooked out and have it come out of my nose? Yuck! My favorite tool to use for embalming is the hook that gets the brains out. If I was a explorer and encountered mummies and tombs, I would say “I’m rich, I’m rick, in your face King Tut!” How would you feel if you were to be an embalmer? I would be scared but it would feel awesome!       -Zoey

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