4th Grade Camping in Southern Maryland

Last week, I had the pleasure of camping for 3 days at Point Lookout State Park in Southern Maryland with Mrs. Harris and her 4th grade class. We started the trip with a stop at Calvert Cliffs State Park to hike and hunt for fossils along the shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay. We then made our way to our site to set up camp, cook dinner, tell stories, and sleep. The next day we traveled West to St. Clement’s Island Museum where we learned about the arrival of the first Marylanders from England. The rest of the day was spent exploring Point Lookout, getting wet, building campfires, eating s’mores, exchanging ghost stories, and deeply sleeping. On Friday, we headed to historic St. Mary’s City for an entertaining and informative day about Maryland’s first city and capitol. Enjoy the slideshow below:

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And if you’re curious, you can check out last year’s 4th grade exploring the same region HERE.

Camping Down South with the 4th Grade

Last week the 4th grade class went camping down at the southern tip of Maryland. We hiked, played, toured an oyster farm, played some more, beach bummed, ate well, slept well (mostly), and wrapped it all up with a tour of historic St. Mary’s City. It was a full 3 days…and nights! …on the last evening (at around 4:30am), a smelly visitor (skunk!) stopped by for some day-old, tent-stashed lunches. I think we all learned why Ms. Mulvihill peeks into everyones’ bags before they’re put in a tent. (A practice I will be taking on from here on out.) Ms. Skunk was especially interested in the girls’ tent, but she was no match for a football toss and emergency food evacuation.
Below is a slideshow of 80 photographs shown in chronological order. Enjoy!

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