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Camping Episode


A fantastic way to enjoy
the great outdoors is to go camping. On this episode of The
Kids Clubhouse, we’ll pack up and head out to learn
about the adventures of camping. Let’s pack a backpack! Oh dad, have no fear! I’ve
already packed it. DanBot has some interesting
ideas about what to take along on his first camping trip. Did you catch one? Our friend Abby Brown joins some
kids by the water to catch some fish! And tying knots is an important
skill to master because — Today we’re talking about
camping! ♪♪ It’s all next
on The Kids Clubhouse! ♪♪ Funding for this
program was provided by Friends, the Iowa Public
Television Foundation, generations of families
and friends who feel passionate about the
programs they watch on Iowa Public Television. And by The Max and Helen
Guernsey Charitable Foundation in support of
educational programming. The Coons Foundation of
Chariton, Iowa in support of educational activities
that promote exploration, literacy and
creative thinking. Additional funding
provided by Blank Children’s Hospital
knows kids. Its pediatric physicians
and staff know children have unique health care
differences and needs. At Blank Children’s
Hospital we provide specialized care and
compassion for your child and you. This is Casey’s
pizza dough. We make our dough the way
your grandmother made it. It starts in our kitchen
with lots of love and fresh ingredients. Casey’s, famous for pizza. ♪♪ ♪♪Sometimes
you want to use♪♪ ♪♪imagination and fly
yourself to the moon.♪♪ ♪♪Or fill your mind with
story time rhymes straight♪♪ ♪♪from a favorite
book or two.♪♪ ♪♪Well in this place,
adventure waits at every♪♪ ♪♪silly turn.♪♪ ♪♪So grab a healthy treat,
get on your feet, let’s go♪♪ ♪♪laugh and learn.♪♪ ♪♪Knock, knock it’s
open, come on in.♪♪ ♪♪A dandy kind of day is
dawning filled with♪♪ ♪♪clubhouse fun
for you and me.♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪Knock,
knock start up your♪♪ ♪♪engines.♪♪ ♪♪Knock, knock come in and
see how much fun The Kids♪♪ ♪♪Clubhouse fun can be.♪♪ ♪♪ Dan Wardell:
Greetings friends and welcome to the spectacular
Kids Clubhouse! I’m your friend,
Dan Wardell. And, whoo, look at this! Someone has been busy
packing for the big camping trip! DanBot! DanBot! Wow, DanBot,
I’m impressed! Way to be prepared! DanBot: Thanks, dad! We’ve been planning this
for the last six months and I can’t believe the
big day is finally here! Do you think I will
get to wrestle a bear? Dan: Well, you know
DanBot, generally speaking a successful camping trip
does not include bears or wrestling. DanBot: Awwww. Dan: But you
should be so proud. Look at all the things
you’ve gathered. You have the tent out,
some pots and pans, a compass, some lanterns. DanBot: Oh and I even
packed your snow shovel and your snow boots. Dan: My snow shovel
and my snow boots? DanBot, why on Earth
would you pack these? DanBot: So we can dig
ourselves out in case of a big storm. Dan: Have no fear, my
friend, there’s not going to be a storm. I checked the weather,
okay, and we’re going to have 95 degrees, we’re
going to have lots of heat and sun, no rain and
definitely no snow. DanBot: I’m not so
sure about that, dad. I think we should
bring it just in case. Dan: You know, part of
camping is all about roughing it, bringing with
you only the essentials. We’re not going to carry
a snow shovel through the woods hiking in the
middle of summer. DanBot: Can we bring a
snow blower instead? Dan: No, only the things
we absolutely need. Now, let’s pack
the backpack. DanBot: Oh dad, have no
fear, I’ve already packed it. Dan: You already
packed my backpack? And, yes, of
course you did. You packed some winter
gloves and a winter hat. DanBot: I don’t want
you to gest frostbite! Dan: All right. You packed a scarf. In fact, it’s the longest
scarf I’ve ever seen in my life. DanBot: Oh, it’s big
enough for the both of us! Dan: And then some. And, ah yes, we have
enough lip balm for a small army. DanBot: I don’t want your
lips to get chapped. Dan: And finally yes we
have some hot chocolate to help us wind down after a
hot, sweaty day of hiking. DanBot: I also packed
marshmallows to warm our circuits. Dan: You know, DanBot, I
hate to tell you this but we’re going to have to
leave all of this behind for the things we really
need, these summer camping items. DanBot: But dad, if my
calculations are correct — Dan: Your calculations
are not correct, my friend. It’s not going to snow. Trust me on this. Now, let’s get repacked
and go have some fun! DanBot: Can we at least
bring the hot chocolate? Dan: We can still bring
the hot chocolate. Now let’s go have an
adventure because we’re going to go — Both: Camping! ♪♪ ♪♪ Camping
means staying overnight in the great outdoors. ♪♪ When you go
camping, you don’t get to bring your bed with you. You have to rough it,
which means getting creative about
where you’ll sleep. If you’re staying in a
tent, make sure to set it up before the
sun goes down. And remember to
bring a warm blanket. It can get pretty chilly
at night without the warmth of the sun. When you go camping, you
don’t get to bring your kitchen. You have to rough it,
which means getting creative about your food. You might pack a meal from
home, or a grownup could build a fire and
grill your food. When you go camping, you
definitely don’t bring your TV or your tablets. You have to rough it,
which means getting creative about having fun. Camping is the perfect
time for adventures. You might get to go hiking
on trails through a forest, or reel
in a giant fish. You could collect
interesting rocks or nuts like acorns and watch for
critters or creatures. You could bring along a
Frisbee or a football for a game of catch. As the sun goes down and
the stars are revealed, you can find
constellations, or imagine one of your own. ♪♪ Let your
imagination lead the way and your stay in the great
outdoors will be your greatest adventure yet! ♪♪ Greetings, camping
aficionados. Whoosie Whatsit here. For years you’ve been
purchasing my patented stay away bear spray to
help keep your campsite bear free. I always say, a spray
twice a day keeps the bears away. Well, it has come to
my attention that some campers actually prefer
more bears rather than less bears. After all, there’s nothing
more soothing than the sounds of an enraged
grizzly furiously destroying the campground
looking for a delicious picnic basket. Well, you’re in luck
because for those of you that just love all of
those wondrous dangers that nature has to offer
I’m pleased to announce stay and play bear spray. A spray of stay and play
bear spray twice a day will turn your camping
experience into disarray, I guarantee. Available wherever fine
animal attractants and repellants are sold. ♪♪ Read a good book! ♪♪ Today we went to
the library to learn about camping. ♪♪ Knowing how to tie
a knot can be very useful when camping. Tying your shoes can be a
very simple kind of knot. But other knots
are more complex. ♪♪ Knots can help
secure your tent and supplies. ♪♪ I’m trying to
make this square knot. So that is connected
to that one. ♪♪ I’m tying a bow line. You make a fish first. Then you
pull this under right there. There you go! Wow, you’re doing it really
fast! This is the sheet bend. You go under and then you go
under again and then you go under what you already tied and
then like that. It was really confusing. The bow line is so hard. But I triumphed. And that is a bow line. I can do knots now. ♪♪ Tying knots is awesome! So Jackson, you have been
camping exactly once. Tell us what your
experience was like. It was fun and
I had a cookout. Do you know one of the
most important things you need when you go camping? No. Bigfoot spray. Tell me a time when you
were camping and you heard something at night. So one time I was
camping — Ahh!
I’m so scared. Tone it down a little bit,
you’re making me spooked out. Don’t be scared. Seriously, you don’t want
to be hanging out in the camping world when
Bigfoot comes around. That way you just take
a little spray, you go (makes spray noises) and you’re good. You don’t have to
worry about Bigfoot. I take bug spray but I
don’t believe in Bigfoot. Tell me this story about
when you were camping. So I was going
camping — Ahh!
I got scared again. Okay, sorry, sorry. Wait a second, when you go
camping there’s no phone service? No. What happens if
a bear attacks? Um, I don’t know. Answer, run. Ahh! What are some things that
you need to remember when you go camping? Um, watch out for bears
and raccoons because one time a raccoon at
all our hot dog buns. Go outside and play! ♪♪ ♪♪ Camping is
awesome because you get to sleep in a tent. But it’s also the perfect
opportunity to go fishing. Are you guys ready? Yeah! ♪♪ Elise do you like to go fishing? Yeah. Do you bait your own hook? Mm-hmm. What does it feel like? It’s slimy. ♪♪ ♪♪ It’s important to be safe when
you’re fishing. Those hooks are sharp so be careful. And
give other fishers plenty of space. And if you’re a grownup,
you have to have a license. How’s it going you guys? Good! Can I reel it in? ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ This is a bobber and when it
goes under you know you have a bite. ♪♪ ♪♪ We had an excellent time fishing
hear our campsite today! Ooh, did you catch one? Yep! All right, let’s get it off of
there. ♪♪ And the best part is when we can
catch and release! ♪♪ ♪♪ Dan: Ah,
the great outdoors! DanBot, didn’t I tell you
this was going to be an amazing adventure? DanBot: It’s
pretty fun, dad. But my sensors indicate a
big temperature change is coming. Dan: I hope so, it’s
getting a little warm on this hike. A cooler temperature would
be quite refreshing. DanBot: No, dad, I mean a
big temperature change is about to happen. Dan: Wait a second. DanBot, what was that? A feather? A little bit of fluff? DanBot: Oh, that’s
not a feather. That’s a snowflake! Dan: I don’t
think so, DanBot. But it is wet and frosty. DanBot: Oh, it’s
a snowflake! Dan: DanBot, it’s the
middle of summer. It would be impossible for
this to be a snowflake. (♪♪ and wind blowing) (♪♪ and wind blowing) Whoa!!! (♪♪ and wind blowing) Dan: So, here we are in the
middle of a blizzard in the middle of summer! DanBot: And guess who
didn’t pack any winter clothes! Dan: I can’t even
believe this. Luckily we have
this nice warm fire. And we also have
some rations. DanBot: Rations? Dan: Yeah rations,
things to eat. Who wants a hot dog? DanBot: Ooh, I
want a hot dog! Dan: Oh, DanBot,
it’s frozen solid. DanBot: Just like our
trail mix and our s’mores and everything else
we packed to eat. Dan: Luckily, my friend,
you convinced me to bring along that hot chocolate. Wait a second. DanBot: Oh,
that’s frozen too. Dan: DanBot, what are
we going to do now? DanBot: Have a
snowball fight? Dan: Yes of course, in
the middle of the summer. DanBot: It’s better
than a pinecone fight. Dan: DanBot, it’s starting
to get worse out here. Perhaps we should retreat
to the tent and weather out the storm. DanBot: Oh, I hope
that can protect us. The wind is really
strong, dad. Dan: Uh, what was that? DanBot: Oh, I think
it was a Bigfoot! Dan: It’s not Bigfoot. DanBot: Maybe it was a
Yeti, you know, a frozen Bigfoot. Dan: Ah, let’s
get to the tent! (wind blowing) Dan:
DanBot, do you think maybe the next time we go
camping you could pack a bigger tent? DanBot: But the
instructions said appropriate for
ages 10 and under. Dan: I’m not 10 and under. DanBot: But you
act 10 and under. Sometimes even
5 and under. Dan: Luckily in these
close quarters we can conserve heat. Is there any chance
you could kick on your convection mode,
little buddy? DanBot: Anything
to keep us warm. Dan: Ah, that’s
more like it. Snug as two bugs in a rug. DanBot: At least snug
as a robot and a bug. Dan: I’m not a bug. DanBot: You definitely
are not a robot. Dan: Well, I guess
that makes me the bug. DanBot, what was that? Perhaps we should cut this
trip short and head back to the car. DanBot: Oh, I hope
it’s the Yeti! ♪♪ Eat healthy food! Caveman outside on scenic
hike when he smells something delicious. Time to investigate. ♪♪ Caveman:
Excuse me, excuse me. Who are you? I’m Lewis Major. I’m a naturalist with
Polk County Conservation. Caveman: Ah, I see that
there’s many people out here camping. Oh, camping is a wonderful
thing to do outdoors. Caveman: So, you must
be prepared when you go camping. Yes, you have to think
ahead and bring everything you need because there
are no stores here. ♪♪ I’ve built a nice
campfire to cook my food with. Caveman: Ah, tell me, you
must be very safe around fire. Always be safe
around fire. Always have a grownup
if you use fire. But I’m using it to cook
some healthy food while I’m camping. ♪♪ Caveman:
What are you cooking? Well, that silver
package is my dinner. It’s called a foil pack. Inside that foil pack I’ve
put some healthy food like sweet potatoes, black
beans for some protein, onions, peppers, carrots,
all sorts of healthy vegetables. And in a few minutes that
will be nice and warm and we’ll have a nice
healthy warm dinner. ♪♪ Caveman: Camping
is hard work when you chop the wood and you
put up the tent. You can really work
up an appetite. You sure can. It’s hungry work. Caveman: So what is your
favorite part about camping? Just being outdoors in
nature and enjoying the fresh air and eating some
healthy food and cooking over a campfire. Do you think Caveman can
stick around and join you for delicious meal? Absolutely, it would be
my honor to have you as a dinner guest. Caveman: I think maybe you
are Caveman’s new best friend. Can I have a hug? Absolutely, Caveman! Caveman: Aww,
camping and friends. What could be better? ♪♪ And now it’s time
for everyone’s favorite game show, S’mores Galore! Here is your
host, Abby Brown! Abby: Welcome to S’mores
Galore, the mathematical quiz show where we
celebrate one of camping’s most treasured
traditions, the s’more. Today’s contestant is that
fun-loving funny guy, Dan Wardell! Dan: Abby, what’s
happening here? Abby: Well, you’re on a
game show, S’mores Galore! Dan: This is so
unbelievable. I actually have a Ph.D. in s’more science. Fun fact, fun fact, in
France, s’mores are actually called s’morees. Abby: You’re the expert
and you should have no problem with this show. ♪♪ Abby:
Thank you, sir. Good luck, my friend. How many s’mores can you
make with this chocolate bar? Dan: Okay, so
let’s see here. Traditionally a s’more
requires two sections of a chocolate bar and it
appears that this chocolate bar
has 16 sections. And if everyone gets two
then the answer is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8! The answer is 8! Abby: Correct! Next question. If you’re making s’mores
for eight of your friends, how long will it take you
to roast the marshmallows? Dan: Very serious
topic, Abby. And according to the
North American Scientific Journal of S’mores
Sciences, optimum roasting time for a s’mores
marshmallow is approximately 30 seconds. And so, I could roast two
marshmallows every minute and if I have eight
friends then, four. The answer is
four minutes! Abby: Correct again! And now for our
final math question. Chocolate plus marshmallow
plus X equals a s’more. Dan: So chocolate plus
marshmallow plus X equals a s’more? X equals toothpaste! Abby: No, no, no, it has
to be an ingredient from a s’more. Dan: Hmm, how about
barbeque sauce? Abby: No. Dan: Dog food? Abby: Gross. And now you’re
out of guesses. The answer is a
graham cracker. Chocolate plus a
marshmallow plus a graham cracker equals a s’more. Dan: I feel like I’ve
wasted my degree. Abby: Ah, don’t worry. We do have a consolation
prize for you. ♪♪ Dan: What
is it, a s’more? Abby: No, it says here you
get one trampoline spring. Dan: Oh, it’s so springy! Thanks for watching your
favorite game show, S’mores Galore! ♪♪ ♪♪ My name is Max
and this is My Diary. Dear Diary, today a
surprise snowstorm cancelled my family’s
annual camping trip. Thankfully, with some
imagination and a few blankets I was able to
turn my dining room into the perfect campsite. Plus, I was sure I
wouldn’t be bothered by any forest creatures
trying to eat my delicious s’mores. (knock on door) What was that? I put down my s’more and
went to the door and there stood a little mouse
who wanted in my house. Go away, not today, I said
to the mouse, and I meant what I meant and
returned to my tent. (knock on door) What now? I put down my s’more
and I went to the door. Imagine my surprise when
my two eyes saw a big green frog from a dark
foggy bog next to the little mouse who
wanted in my house. Shoo, shoo, shoo,
I said to the two. And I meant what I meant
and I returned to my tent. (knock on door) You’ve
got to be kidding me! I put down my s’more
and I went to the door. There in full force was a
tiny brown horse near the big green frog from the
dark foggy bog next to the little mouse who
wanted in my house. Let me be, let me be,
I said to the three. And I meant what I meant
and returned to my tent. (knock on door) Ugh. I put down my s’more
and I went to the door. With a squiggle and a
squirm was a large slimy worm joining in force with
the tiny brown horse near the big green frog from
the dark foggy bog next to the little mouse who
wanted in my house. No more, no more, no
more, I said to the four. And I meant what I meant
and I returned to my tent. (knock on door) Ugh. I put down my s’more
and I went to the door. There with his tail
wagging was a proud noble dragon unphased by the
squirm of the large slimy worm who was joining in
force with the tiny brown horse near the big green
frog from the dark foggy bog with the little mouse
who wanted in my house. And then, after some
reflection, I realized all they wanted to do was join
me in the camping fun. So I invited them in. And that, Dear Diary, was
my adventure for today. ♪♪ ♪♪ And now
a song from Dr. Notable! ♪♪ ♪♪We were
gearing up for a weekend♪♪ ♪♪spent in the
great outdoors.♪♪ ♪♪We rented out an RV from
Big Bob’s RV Store.♪♪ ♪♪Happily we drove until the
smile left my face when I♪♪ ♪♪saw a monkey tearing
up the place.♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪Got a monkey in my
motorhome bouncing around♪♪ ♪♪the back.♪♪ ♪♪I can’t say why he strayed
from his natural habitat.♪♪ ♪♪He’s furry and he’s cuddly
but he doesn’t smell good♪♪ ♪♪at all.♪♪ ♪♪Got a monkey in my
motorhome and I don’t know♪♪ ♪♪who to call.♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪We moved on to the
campsite, became friends♪♪ ♪♪while we ate.♪♪ ♪♪Bananas by the campfire,
we laughed till it was♪♪ ♪♪late.♪♪ ♪♪Big Bob might charge
us extra because the♪♪ ♪♪motorhome is a wreck.♪♪ ♪♪Think I’ll ask the monkey
if he’ll pick up the♪♪ ♪♪check.♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪Got a monkey in my
motorhome bouncing around♪♪ ♪♪the back.♪♪ ♪♪I can’t say why he strayed
from his natural habitat.♪♪ ♪♪He’s furry and he’s
cuddly, his tail gets in♪♪ ♪♪the way.♪♪ ♪♪Got a monkey in my
motorhome but I think I’ll♪♪ ♪♪let him stay.♪♪ ♪♪Got a monkey in my
motorhome bouncing around♪♪ ♪♪the back.♪♪ ♪♪I can’t say why he strayed
from his natural habitat.♪♪ ♪♪He’s furry and he’s
cuddly, his tail gets in♪♪ ♪♪the way.♪♪ ♪♪Got a monkey in my
motorhome but I think I’ll♪♪ ♪♪let him stay.♪♪ ♪♪ Dan: Ooh, holy moly it’s
cold out there DanBot, but I successfully shoveled
the entire sidewalk. DanBot: But dad, I thought
you said it would never snow. Dan: You know,
I know, DanBot. But no one could have
predicted snow in the middle of summer. DanBot: But I did! Dan: Yeah, see, that’s
a great mystery to me. When did you gain the
ability to predict the weather? DanBot: Well, for five
minutes this morning I downloaded 2,000 weather
apps and now I can predict the weather with
99.9% accuracy. Dan: Oh really? Oh really! Is this hot
chocolate for me? DanBot: It is, dad. It’s the unfrozen kind. Dan: Mmm, that hits
the spot, DanBot. DanBot: I’m sorry we had
to cut our camping trip short. Dan: That’s okay, DanBot. I should have
listened to you. When you go camping and
you put yourself out in the elements you should
be prepared for anything, even including
unseasonable weather. DanBot: Even snow in
the dog days of summer? Dan: Yes, including snow
in the dog days of summer. And, you know, DanBot, I
think I’m finally starting to get feeling
back in my toes. DanBot: At least
you have toes! Dan: And you know what
I think we need to do? We need to plan our
camping trip for next week. DanBot: We can’t, dad,
my programming detects a torrential downpour
during that entire time! Dan: How about
camping in two weeks? DanBot: Unfortunately, it
will literally be raining cats and dogs! Dan: How about
three weeks? DanBot: Right now all
weather models point to it being foggy with a
chance of cheeseballs. Dan: Foggy with a
chance of cheeseballs? I think I’m going to
need more hot chocolate. DanBot: Oh, can
I have some? Dan: You want some of this
delicious hot chocolate? DanBot: Uh-huh. Dan: You know what,
DanBot, even I come prepared sometimes. And look what I
have right here. Behold, the power of
one of the most amazing inventions ever created. It is the bendy straw. You deserve this, my
friend, here you go. (DanBot slurping) Dan: Do
you want another drink? DanBot: Oh, another drink! (DanBot slurping) Dan: One more drink? DanBot: Oh, it’s
warming my circuits. (DanBot slurping) DanBot:
Oh, you’re the best dad ever! Dan: Thank you, DanBot. And thanks to all the kids
out there for watching today. Don’t forget to go outside
and play, use your imagination, read a good
book and eat healthy food. We’ll see you
next time, kids! DanBot: Dad, I wish it
snowed every summer. Dan: Yeah, I know. I bet you also would like
a little hot chocolate? DanBot: Mmm. Dan: Oh, it’s
almost empty! It’s almost empty! It’s almost empty! You did it! ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ Funding for this program was
provided by Friends, the Iowa Public Television
Foundation, generations of families and friends who
feel passionate about the programs they watch on
Iowa Public Television. And by The Max and Helen
Guernsey Charitable Foundation in support of
educational programming. The Coons Foundation of
Chariton, Iowa in support of educational activities
that promote exploration, literacy and
creative thinking. Additional funding
provided by Blank Children’s Hospital
knows kids. Its pediatric physicians
and staff know children have unique health care
differences and needs. At Blank Children’s
Hospital we provide specialized care and
compassion for your child and you. This is Casey’s
pizza dough. We make our dough the way
your grandmother made it. It starts in our kitchen
with lots of love and fresh ingredients. Casey’s, famous for pizza. ♪♪

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