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Kid Week: Wildness & Foraging Series [Photos!]
July 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
We had an absolute blast exploring, learning, and growing together during Kid’s Week at Fox Haven!
From setting up sundials to crossing hot lava, every moment was filled with excitement and hands-on learning. We studied our wilderness skills by making trashbag cordage, practicing tieing knots to put up our tarp shelter, foraging for wild edibles (wine berries and wood sorrel were the consistent favorites!), and learning how to make potable water by tying a clear bag to a pine tree or heating it over our self-made fire.
Daily, we embarked on the kid’s favorite activity: singing down the slip and slide and walking down to Catoctin Creek. Not only did we have a chance to take a refreshing swim, but we also got up close and personal with the fascinating plants lining the creek banks like shiso and jewelweed (the poison ivy helper), and discovered some seriously cool rocks along the way.
But that wasn’t all – our teamwork skills were put to the ultimate test in the final challenge. Can you believe that we managed to build a shelter in just 14 minutes? Talk about some serious problem-solving skills! And let’s not forget about starting fires with flint rods – everyone nailed it!
To top it all off, we indulged in the perfect summer treats – popsicles and juicy watermelon. It was like a celebration of all our accomplishments throughout the week!
About LandBack Tax
Beginning in 2022, Fox Haven will pay $2 from every ticket sale to the Piscataway Land Trust as a LandBack tax for the land Fox Haven inhabits. Land taxes to indigenous nations function similarly to paying rent or a home mortgage. Payments such as a mortgage provide access to living space, whereas LandBack taxes recognize our access to stolen Indigenous land.
The Piscataway Land Trust is a long-term Indigenous-led effort led by the 501(c)(3) Cedarville Band of Piscataway Indians Inc. to restore and rematriate ancestral land and sovereignty in the Chesapeake region to Piscataway and other Chesapeake Indigenous people. To learn more or pay land tax, visit: www.piscatawayindians.com/projects
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