Junior Forest Warden Camping Weekend

We had a MARVELOUS time this weekend!! The lake was GOR-GE-OUS. I couldn’t stop taking pictures of it in fact.

We had the use of a private facility. Mine and another family went Friday night, while the rest of the JFW was due to arrive Saturday morning. It was lovely to have the place to ourselves for one evening.

Soon after we set up our tent and got settled the dad of the other family started fishing with the kids. Ds wasn’t into it very much but Dd seemed to really take to it.

Ds and a buddy taking in the view.
Ds loved this teeter totter.

I like our new tent. There’s plenty of room for all of us.

Part of the area available to us for camping. You can see benches circling the fire pit and the shelter at the back that we used as a makeshift kitchen.
Dd fishing at dusk.
(if you click on the photo to enlarge you can see all of the mosquitoes heading for her!)

The water was just like glass.
We saw a lot of beaver and muskrat. I love my mom’s camera, but I am missing the zoom on mine.
One of the activities with the children was a pond (lake) study. They all enjoyed examining the creatures they scooped out of the water.

One of the leaders in our group is a very knowledgeable ecologist. He took the kids on a walk through the bush educating them about the different plant life.
We spent sooo much time in the canoe which was wonderful and peaceful. We enjoyed seeing wildlife and spending time together.

I managed to twist around and take a photo of Ds, his friend, and his friend’s mom. I’ve never learned to steer a canoe (don’t make fun!) so this kind lady went with us. We had a great time together.

The one and only thing that put a damper on the weekend were the darn mosquitoes. They were like little kamikazies. Repellent nor smoke from the fire did nothing to deter the little buggers. So besides pictures we have many MANY bites as souvenirs from the weekend.

About Debbie

I am a stay at home mom of 2 energetic children. I homeschool them as well. I have a great husband who, after 7 years of working away from, finally has a job where he is home every night. We are trying to learn how to live together again along with adjusting to the lower pay that came along with the job change.
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11 Responses to Junior Forest Warden Camping Weekend

  1. Heather says:

    What a gorgeous, fantastic weekend!! Looks like you guys had a blast!!!

  2. Steffi says:

    Very nice pictures of a wonderful weekend,Debbie! That´s Canada!I wish I was there too!

  3. my4kids says:

    You got some great pictures there! Looks like a fun weekend

  4. PortraitofPeter says:

    Debbie, I am just so so jealous of your wonderful weekend!!

    I so luv the new tent too!!

    What better than to unwind in such a beautiful scenic setting and the quiet reflection moment – as your kids show!!

    Absolutely luv the photos.

    Mosquitoes definately do not like my pipe smoking – every where I have abroad – they give me a wide berth – suits me – just wish the Ladies didn’t though!!

  5. Joy T. says:

    Great pictures, looks like everyone had a super time!

  6. Carla says:

    Beautiful, beautiful pictures! It looks like you had a wonderful weekend. But I do know what you mean about those mosquitoes.

  7. PortraitofPeter says:


    I wonder what was on the menu?

    It is so wonderful to see families enjoying the outdoors together – so delighted you all had beautiful weather to test out your new tent.z

  8. Emma in Canada says:

    The photos are gorgeous. The mosquiotes are killers.

  9. Debbie says:

    We ate great on the weekend. One of the leaders organized all of the meals.

    For lunches was an assortment of cold meats, veggies, fruit, and a yummy taco salad. For supper they did a pit roast. They dug a hole in the ground, started the fire early to generate coals, and then wrapped the roast in foil. Finally they put a board on top and let it cook all day. Yummm-y. Corn on the cob, roast potatoes and salad were served with the roast. For breakfast we had pancakes, sausages, fruit, and oatmeal. Gooood eatin’!

  10. Sirdar says:

    Looks awesome. You sure had nice weather for it. Your tent looks similar to ours except our is red…and I think a bit bigger as it is an 8 man tent. But pictures are deceiving.

    Glad the mosquitoes didn’t take Dd away 🙂

  11. PortraitofPeter says:

    Hey Debbie,

    What – no new posts – have you gone camping again?

    Must admit I don’t blame you – given the great weekend you all had.

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