Friday, 4 November 2011

A Junior KFN's Thankyou for Summer Camp

For decades the Kingston Field Naturalists have run  Juniors and Teens programs.  In memory of George Stirrett, a founding member of KFN, a scholarship has been established to help fund a Junior KFN member's attendance at a summer camp where the emphasis is learning about natural history.  Recently the Queen's Univeristy Biology Station (QUBS) had set up summer camp sessions at their newly acquired property at Elbow Lake, just north of Kingston.  This year's scholarship award went to Sophie, here is her letter thanking KFN for the scholarship and describing her camp experience:

Dear Kingston Field Naturalists,

I wanted to thank you for giving me the Stirrett scholarship to attend  Eco Adventure Camp’!!!!  The camp is set up on a great lake with beautiful cabins and great scenery! I really enjoyed the camp and also enjoyed meeting new people. The counselors were really nice and caring. I really enjoyed all the games we played, as well as all the different biologists that came and taught us things about frogs, fly catching, and equipment used for measuring certain amounts of CO2. I even learned what poison ivy looked like!  I  really had fun at this camp, and I plan to go again next year! Thank you very much,
                        Sophie  (aged 12)