At Treetops, the natural world is at the heart of all we do. Whether in the garden, at the lake, or on our woodland trails, as campers explore the world around them, they learn to:
- recognize the call of a white-throated sparrow or spring peeper
- identify and gather edible wild plants and flowers
- catch frogs, salamanders, and butterflies
- distinguish species of trees by their distinctive leaves
- find enjoyment in the simplicity of a summer unplugged.
Perhaps most important of all, exploring nature fosters children’s appreciation for the beauty of the natural world and a desire to protect it.
At Treetops, many of our activities incorporate elements of nature. Campers for instance might:
- create weavings with grass, feathers, and other natural materials
- make journals with birch bark covers
- press wildflowers for hand-made paper
- make lip balm with mint and lavender picked from the gardens
- naturally dye yarn using plants and flowers found on the property.