Space Camp

The kids spent last week at Space Camp! This was Michael’s first year to go. He learned so much each day and made friends with a little boy from Connecticut. It was such a melting pot of kids. My friend Linda brought her son Vaughn down from Madison, Wisconsin for the second summer in a row. Since this was Leah and Vaughn’s second year, they opted to participate in the Robotics camp where they spent the week designing and building working robots.

“You know, we have all these camps for youngsters in this country – band camps and cheerleader camps and football camps. Why don’t we have a science camp?” – Dr. Wernher von Braun, father of the U.S. space program, initiated the idea of Space Camp while observing children studying rockets at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in 1977.

Nerd alert!! (Just kidding – sort of!) Our kids know we aspire to raise nerds. So far, so good.

I love love love Leah’s sweatshirt:

It’s not rocket science.
Oh, wait – yes, it is.

Next year? Year three of Space Camp: Aviation Challenge!

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