Camps in Laurel offer meaningful nature experiences to people of all ages, and provide opportunities to engage kids in nature through immersion in the wild outdoors to promote environmental awareness, compassion, leadership and an ethic of care for the earth. Camp skills are related to various outdoor sports and recreational activities. They range from archery and fishing to high ropes and orienteering. They provide a mix of exciting adventure and wildlife activities. One learns to survive in the Mississippi woods with constructing shelters, fire-making skills, cooking, looking for edibles, catching fish, spending nights under the stars. Through experiential learning, one feels more connected and committed to the environment.
Each year as a tradition to myself and this green movement website, I write on the events of Earth Day (April 22nd) this year is no exception. I will focus more on some new ideas and representations of our planet Earth. The symbols of Earth Day have been similar throughout the years, including an image or drawing of the Earth..