When I was a kid, summer was a big expanse of nothing. There might have been swimming lessons and maybe Vacation Bible School, but that was it. Now, it is all about the camps. My daughter has been going day camps since she finished kindergarten, but my son has sat them out–until this summer.
I signed him up for two half-day camps, and the first one he attended with his sister. This particular camp was a chemistry and biology camp. As both kids are now saying they want to be veterinarians when they grow up (although my son only wants to be a vet for giraffes), I thought this would be a good choice.
They loved it! And, each day, they came home with new things–a battery made from a lemon, “cells,” a body with all the organs. Since science in school at this point has been somewhat limited, this was all new to them and they are already asking for another camp (which will have to be NEXT summer!)