As we hit Fall and the leaves are turning and the temperatures are dropping with them, I'm thinking fondly back to a shoot I did for Naturally Curious Nature Walks as they ran their first course of Simply Summer Nature Collective.
Run by two passionate educators, Alicia Tait and Valerie Lockhart, this was a "un-camp" for kids to spend the whole day playing and exploring the little known areas of Prospect Park in Brooklyn. No themes, no classes, just kids doing what they do best by being out nature.
There has been many studies and articles about the benefits of outdoor play from a physical and creative perspective to a health and social one too. I got to see all this and more during my morning with the collective and was amazed by this group of ten incredible explorers and what they discovered, built and shared with each other that day. It was such a pleasure to capture some of their many special moments.
To find out more about the camps and other nature walks Naturally Curious are planning visit www.naturallycuriousbk.com