Have you ever considered doing “summer camp” in your own backyard? I used to be the Nature Director at a summer camp and can promise you, the magic that can be discovered on a summer afternoon can last a lifetime!
Not only do I write for Eco Child’s Play, I write a series of novels called Gaia Girls Book Sereis. In Gaia Girls, the heroines are granted cool powers and sent on “Gaia Missions” to help the earth. They are able to do this because they are so connected and aware of the Earth (Gaia). I suspect that the majority of us reading and writing here at Green Options spent a portion of our childhood outside getting connected and I want to do my part to make sure the next generation loves Earth enough to care for it. So this summer, I’m combining my nature director experience, with the fantastical fiction. I’m inviting one and all to participate in “The Summer of Gaia!”
Each week, I set you on a Mission that will open up all the magic Gaia has to offer. Participants can download pages for their own Mission Log Book and then post the results of their adventures on the Gaia Girls Blog . Each week I’ll be selecting a Gaia Girl or Gaia Guy of the Week!
There’s no fee, nor do you have to do all the Missions. But if your kids are already saying, “I’m bored! What is there to do?” consider sending them to nature camp in their own backyards! There is an email sign-up to receive weekly notices. Never fear, I’m the only one who is going to be using that list!
[This post was written by Lee Welles.]