Thomas Hunter Middle School students Ryan Koebach and Jack Vrooman recently told the Garden Club of Mathews County about their adventures during the summer at Nature Camp.
Under the guidance of former Thomas Hunter Middle School science teacher Charlene Small, who served as the club’s Nature Camp sponsor for 30 years and retired from teaching last year, the boys discussed the various classes and activities in which they participated.
About Nature Camp
Based on the principles that no one can be expected to save the world who doesn’t care about the natural world, and no one can be expected to care about the natural world who doesn’t know about and understand it, the academically-oriented Nature Camp uses the mountains and forests around Big Mary’s Creek in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Vesuvius, Va. as classrooms and laboratories.
The camp is one of the oldest camps of its kind in the country, said a press release. Since 1942, it has been training intere...
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