Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Week Two at Camp Harbor View

Hey Everyone!

This week was so much fun! I got to work at a new site, Camp Harbor View, and I absolutely loved it! Long Island is so beautiful and has so many activities for the kids to enjoy, including biking, kayaking, and of course, fishing!

We were placed by the pier and were teaching kids how to fish and let them play with the touch tank. We caught a lot of crabs and some lobsters in the traps we had set up and the kids were so excited to play with them! At first, most of the kids were scared, but they would ease up to them and pick up the crabs and the lobsters all by themselves. We also caught a lot of skates on the fishing rods, which was really cool, since I had never seen one in real life up to then.

This weekend, I had the chance to be a part of the Better Beaches event over at Winthrop Beach. We helped children fish print and they played with the crabs in the touch tank. But the event had much more! There were acrobats performing stunts and bouncy houses for the kids to enjoy, so the beach was an extra place to be that Saturday. Plus, as Eric, another junior program assistant, and I browsed the shore for shells, we found an intact moon jelly. We placed it in a touch tank because we thought it would be fun for the kids to feel and hold a moon jelly and learn about yet another creature that lives in our Harbor...and we were right! They loved feeling the moon jelly, which was described as a "water balloon", and they were surprised by how harmless they are since they have no stingers. It was a very fun beach day and I'm happy to have been a part of it.

Can't wait to blog about next week's adventures!
Moon Jelly, Eric, and I

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