For campers to do on their own before reporting back to the cabin check-in!
#1 Outdoor Adventure
African Watering Hole
Let’s go down to the watering hole! Get on your swimsuit (or any other clothes you don’t mind getting wet and dirty) and make some mud pies or sculpt an African elephant!
Take a picture of what you find and post it on social, tagging @thewonder so we can see!
#2 Storytime:The Water Princess
By Susan Verde (Author), Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
With its wide sky and warm earth, Princess Gie Gie’s kingdom is a beautiful land. But clean drinking water is scarce in her small African village. And try as she might, Gie Gie cannot bring the water closer; she cannot make it run clearer. Every morning, she rises before the sun to make the long journey to the well. Instead of a crown, she wears a heavy pot on her head to collect the water. After the voyage home, after boiling the water to drink and clean with, Gie Gie thinks of the trip that tomorrow will bring. And she dreams. She dreams of a day when her village will have cool, crystal-clear water of its own.
Inspired by the childhood of African–born model Georgie Badiel, this engaging picture book sheds light on the struggle that continues all over the world today, instilling hope for a future when all children will have access to clean drinking water.
Watch a read-aloud here!