The Wrack

The Wrack is the Wells Reserve blog, our collective logbook on the web.

Posts tagged summer camps

  • Summer Camps Evoke Excitement & Discovery

    | September 7, 2017 | Filed under: Program Reports

    The summer camp season was a huge success, with glowing evaluations from participating families.

  • Winged Wednesday, Fledglings edition

    | July 22, 2015

    Yesterday, a foggy morning in Southern Maine made for some interesting perspectives.

    Pea soup

  • The Scoop on School Vacation Camps

    Wells Reserve Contributor | April 27, 2015

    Now that we are heading into May, the schoolyear's biggest vacations are over. But during February and April breaks, campers headed to the Wells Reserve for plenty of outdoor fun and learning, and this year was a blast! Below are a few fun photos from February's Ocean Explorers and Snow Survivors camps and April's Vernal Pool Party and Marshy Mysteries. Check them out and remember: the biggest vacation is right around the corner -- click here for our full schedule of summer camp offerings beginning in June!

    Our quinzee building crew during Snow survivors!

    Quinzee Crew

  • First Flights

    Wells Reserve Contributor | July 29, 2014

    The campers match up the names and numbers of the butterfliesIt’s not every day you meet a butterfly named Sargent Buck. Similarly, it isn’t too common to come across a butterfly named Colonel Adams. However, if you should happen to visit the Wells Reserve in the next few days, you might just get the chance.

    Last Monday, Kate brought in 26 Painted Lady chrysalises, which were pinned to the top of a small netted enclosure and left to hatch in the Teaching Lab. Though not explicitly related to the theme, the butterflies became an integral and exciting part of last week’s Seashore Sleuths camp. That day, we ogled as the chrysalises shook in anticipation of their next transformation.

  • Camp Testimonials

    | March 14, 2013

    Happy campersWhat are people saying about the camp programs at the Wells Reserve? Following is a sampling of testimonials from the parents and grandparents of past campers:

  • Junior Researchers Week 1: Wildlife Defenders!

    Wells Reserve Contributor | July 17, 2012

    Shaza and I were really excited about our first week long camp!

    The campers arrived and moved into their new classroom for the week in the barn. We started out by determining what a researcher was and talking about the different types of research we would do throughout the week. Each camper got their own research journal to record and draw their data and discoveries throughout the week. Each day started with a weather log and then proceeded into the specific habitat for the day.