Tekoa Foothills Blog

Tuesday, 15 December 2020 12:05

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

The three R’s of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.. It seems like we’ve heard them a million times, but what do they actually mean and how do you incorporate them into your life? During Unplugged outdoor education classes, students explored these same questions and discovered new, unique ways to interact with waste.

Monday, 07 December 2020 15:52

What is Outdoor Education?

When you think of the term “outdoor education,” there may be a lot of different ideas that come to mind.

Maybe you imagine your kids deep in the wilderness learning survival skills that leave you wondering about their real-life applicability. Maybe you imagine a regular lesson taught in school, but the only difference is that your kids are outside. Outdoor education can certainly be incorporated in a wide variety of ways! 

Wednesday, 25 November 2020 10:22

What is a Trebuchet?

Casar, North Carolina, is a destination.   If you are traveling from Belwood to Polkville, you’ll pass right through.  Otherwise, it isn’t one of the towns that’s ‘on the way’.  In spite of the isolation, Casar and Camp Tekoa Foothills are located only one hour from the Charlotte International Airport!  Less than 45 minutes to Hickory, 30 to Morganton or Shelby, and a beautiful hour and a half from Asheville.  With this background in mind, I’m privileged to tell you the story of our fall adventure: Pumpkin Chunkin’! 

Saturday, 31 October 2020 11:33

Chunk or Treat!

Oh, Halloween! The exciting time of year where you can dress up in costumes and make your belly hurt from eating too much candy. Oh, yes that joyous time of year!

As a child, Halloween was more than just a one day event. There were classroom celebrations, trunk or treats, friend’s parties, and neighborhood jackpots that left our heads spinning in a sugary daze. Even as an adult, it’s always fun to have an excuse to dress up and get free food! Everything in 2020 looked a bit peculiar, and Halloween was no different.

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