Sunday, July 11, 2010

Camping - No Tents Required!

Most of you know how I feel about camping. 

The fact that we owned a 3-person tent for - oh - 15 years and never used it.  Once.  Should give you a Mighty Big Clue.

This kind of camping, however, I can enjoy. . . . .
Last week, I ran our first ever Science Camp!  Had 11 students (mostly boys!), and we learned about electricity, magnets, and dissected lots of gross nasty things!  (Cow eyeballs, anyone?)  It was actually a ton of fun - for me and my students - as I really enjoy seeing kids actively learning. 

We kind of stumbled into this, honestly - out of necessity.  Officially, we're known as Spring Garden Arts.  Unofficially, we're known as "The Family that is Trying Everything to Earn Some Money."  (Only kidding.  Kind of.)  But you know what?  It's really - actually - gratifying.  We're all working together, using the strengths and talents that God has given us, and praying that we will bless others as we go.

Not a bad way to spend a summer.

So - tomorrow starts Ballet Camp - Kathryn has run about 5 or 6 of these before, so they're actually old hat for her.  Once we get back from vacation, we have Colonial History Camp (run by Emily, assisted by me) and Filmmaking Camp (run by Kathryn & Nathaniel, who else!).  Kathryn ends the summer the first week of August with Session 2 of Ballet Camp.

Check out our website!  And actually - by way of commercial - Colonial History Camp isn't full yet, so if you have any history-minded young girls, send them our way :)  

1 comment:

Tina said...

I was really thinking about doing something of this nature next year. My friend is doing a great American Girls camp this week and next. I'll enjoy your website...and great job on the tenting!