In response to the call for camp games ideas, I teach at a general summer camp for girls, and for our younger nature classes we make "scavenger hunt cards" with photos of leaves they'll find along the hike along with the plant's name, and they're in charge of finding those plants while we're hiking. It's a bit of work for you, we made the cards with a photo, the name, and some interesting facts, and then laminated them so they could be re-used, but it's easy, fun, and educational for them.
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I'm working at a summer camp for special needs girls ages 6-20 and I need craft,game and hike ideas that last about 45min. I'm usually good with planning these things but I have no theme to go off of and I don't know the limitations of my campers. If you have any ideas it would be great. Thanks!
Does anyone have specific experience in this area?
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