by Super Kristi
Most likely, we’ve all been to summer camp, or if not- you know a small child or a friend who has been. What do you remember about it? I went to several horse camps when I was younger. I got to hang out with a bunch of other Girl Scouts and learn about horsemanship. I learned tons of new songs that I still remember to this day (check out the latest song I’ve shared here) and I remember thinking that my camp counselors had to be the coolest chicks in the entire world and I wanted so much to be like them. We did lots of crafts, we were afraid of the dark, we made s’mores (which, by the way I really don’t like).
Over the last several years I’ve had the opportunity to take my love for camp and use it to plan the last couple summers for girls in Southern Arizona. Its actually pretty challenging to take a list of outcomes that you want to achieve and then take a list of activities that you think are the coolest things in the whole world and then try to mesh them together so that a craft or service project or even swimming builds on teamwork, math skills and gets girls thinking about how they can change the world. Its an incredibly exciting challenge to take on and it is totally worth it to see those 60 smiling faces each week living up to the challenge and having the time of their lives.
But, where was I going with this? Oh, right. I really wanted to tell you about this uber cool camp we have this year. When you think about camp, you think swimming, outdoors, crafts, new friends. Space exploration doesn’t immediately come to mind. This Summer, girls can attend Camp Space Invaders! What child wouldn’t want to spend their week at camp inventing the next CEV (that’s NASA talk for Crew Exploration Vehicle, a kind of spacecraft); exploring how to mine the moon for oxygen; designing a way to turn used water into clean water; and figuring out how to carry food into space. (You can register for Camp Space Invaders here)
Camp has come a long way. I’m excited about it. Are you excited about it? To check out all of this year’s camp offerings, click here, and remember- if you register ONLINE before April 1st, you get a $15 discount!