July 10th - Adventure Day!
It only took until Wednesday but we are so thrilled that the sun came out to join us for our Adventure Day!
After donning our Garden Camp t-shirts and discussing how to stay safe during Adventure Day, campers and their group leaders headed out nice and early to get started.
They headed right for the Conservatory of Flowers, spending some time in the open area there before entering. They split into two groups to enter the Conservatory, and while one went in the other would stay in the field for a dance party! Our campers love to move their bodies and play freeze dance.
The smaller groups made it so they could easily walk the paths inside without being overcrowded. This gave all campers an opportunity to really focus on different areas in the Conservatory and have some individualized attention with their group leads.
Some of the rooms in the Conservatory had different humidity levels and different temperatures which allowed for different types of plants and flowers to grow. There were even areas in the Conservatory where there were fish! The carnivorous plants were some of our campers favorites, followed by aquatic plants and tropical plants. The corpse flowers were also a hit!
There was a giant flower that all of our campers had a fun time smelling. Or rather... a not so fun time smelling, as it was large and stinky! Our campers were full of giggles as they tried to describe what it smelled like to other people.
Some other highlights from Adventure Day were when we spent some time at the de Young Museum and up on their Observation Deck. Campers also loved looking at all of the nearby ponds that were full of lily flowers, as well as observing statues. Sharks and minnows with the groups is a big hit!
Groups had a lot of freedom during Adventure Day to explore and satisfy their curiosity while still having a chance to learn! There are so many plants and flowers in the Conservatory that have adapted to different conditions that they got to walk through. I'm sure your camper has their very own favorite part of the day that they would love to share with you.
Questions For My Camper:
-Tell me something you learned at the Conservatory of Flowers. What was your favorite part? What kind of plants were your favorite?
-How are the plants you saw in the Conservatory similar to the plants you've already learned about in the Garden? How are they different?
-What was the best part about Adventure Day for you?
We hope that your camper had an incredible day exploring Golden Gate Park. We love being able to show them some of our partner organizations and all the beauty that we can create together as a community.
Adventure is out there! See you tomorrow.
Jenn Tapler she/her
Garden Camp Director Office: 415-661-1316 x404