Trip to John Muir Festival

This past weekend we had the pleasure of taking 8 of the neighborhood boys that we have gotten to know through RYAA to the John Muir festival held in Culterville near Yosemite. All of them regularly attend the weekly boys bible study held at our house, and most had never been to the mountains before. Although taking boys ages 6-11 anywhere can be a real challenge, it was great to see them experience and learn new things.

Writing in Journals about their experiences and observations

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John Muir was a man with a talent for making careful observations and being able to explain his observations to others. The boys learn how to do this through a game of pictonary that requires them to explain the plant the leader shows them for their partner to draw. The person with the most accurate drawing wins.

Keian trying his hand at leather engraving
Pablo shows his enthusiasm
Gabriel and Agustin make nature creations out of trees, pinecones, and leaves
Making clay nature ornaments

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Forming ice glaciers and covering them with dye

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Learning about John Muir and local wildlife through nature bingo

Jorge loves nature

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After the festival, we packed all 8 boys into a boat and went fishing. Many caught their first fish ever!

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One thought on “Trip to John Muir Festival

  1. Katherine June 14, 2013 / 7:04 am

    Wow! Super awesome!!! Praise God. What a great experience for these boys. May long-lasting “fruit” 🙂 in their lives come from this trip.

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