I just watched four videos about the Champions Science Adventures (actually, I watched the one about liquid nitrogen twice!). My son will be attending one of their Champions Summer Science Camps for a week this August, courtesy of Champions. Before I had kids, when I was struggling to bring in money as an actress (thank God I had a lawyer husband or I would have starved), I worked as a Mad Scientist at birthday parties and at schools. I’m really not the type of person who likes dealing with large groups of kids, but the science part was so much fun that I managed to enjoy the job anyway, kids be damned. I was having fun, so they did too.
For some reason as we get older, we get this idea that learning is learning and fun is fun and never the twain shall meet. Maybe that’s why I like the trappings that go along with blogging: PR companies spend lots of time thinking up ways to make grown-ups have fun while learning about their products. I’ve been invited to events centered around a trapeze, animals, carnivals, all as a way to get my attention so that I could learn something. In a way I’m being treated like a kid, and I love it.
Jake’s the kind of kid who raises his hand enthusiastically, and is a little bit crushed whenever he’s not picked. One of his favorite places to go is the Liberty Science Center, and he could probably list with ease the handful of times that he’s been chosen out of a big crowd to help demonstrate something. At Champions Summer Science Camp, there’s an emphasis on hands-on exploration, so it will be like a week of Jake getting chosen out of the crowd. And hopefully he’ll walk away with some knowledge about animals, or space, or robots, or Egypt, or some other subject. I’m going to let him choose which session he attends (schedule permitting). I’m guessing he’s going to have a tough time deciding. I know I would.
Take a look at the videos posted below, they’re really cute in a kid sort-of way, and will give you an idea of what types of principals are explored at the camps. This year’s camps are:
- Mystery of the Pharaoh’s Treasure
- Go Wild
- Gizmo’s Robot Factory
- Space and Rocketry
You can get more information on locations, pricing and sessions by going to ScienceAdventures.com. They have locations all over the country, and I have a special code that can get you $50 off of a week of camp: enter the code “summerscience10” to take advantage of this offer.
Enjoy the videos, and we hope to see you at science camp!
Originally posted on Selfish Mom. All opinions expressed on this website come straight from Amy unless otherwise noted. This post has Compensation Levels of 1 & 13. Please visit Amy’s Full Disclosure page for more information. Amy also blogs at Filming In Brooklyn, Behind the Screen, and the NYC Moms Blog.