The Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center conducted its Autumn Camp on Nov. 24-25, while students from area schools were on Thanksgiving break, said Claire Coco, director.
Holiday crafts included making hiking stick sand drums and working a service project of sorts.
Campers erected tepee structures, and learned how to spot non-native tree and plant species on the center’s grounds, which they harvested and used to fill in their tepee frames, said Jamison Tatman, 7; James Tatman, 8; and Jackson Lawrence, 8. The three boys worked together on their tepee, which, at camp, was referred to as a “treepee.”
“We also made Frisbees, and did geocaching,” Lawrence said, which he explained was using a GPS unit to track a cache to a set of coordinates.
If you missed this holiday camp, there is another coming up Dec. 22 to 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, Coco said.
Registration is required, as camp spots are limited.
Cost for the camp is $44 for parish residents, and $52.80 for out-of-parish residents. Early drop-off at 7:30 a.m. and late pickup (until 5:30 p.m.) is available for an extra $10.
For information, call the center at (225) 757-8905.