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The Summer Camp 2014 Recap: The Final Day

Welcome back parents and guests to The Daily Update!  Each day we will post the classes we took pictures of right below a brief summary of the day (like you see below)!  If you did not see your child today, keep checking in, as we will be taking pictures of different classes each day throughout the week.

On the final day of class, we got pictures of ALL the classes as well as some group shots at the beginning of the day and pictures of each of the groups of clowns.  We also were there for the cookout and for the final moments when parents returned to see all of the campers’ hard work.

It has been a blast taking pictures of your children this week.  I hope they had a blast at The Summer Camp.  Thank you for checking the blog and/or Flickr each day for pictures of your children, and I hope you have found several of your child throughout the week!

Acting

Art

Clowning

Cookout

Final Parent Checkout

Group Pictures

Language Arts

Science

The Summer Camp 2014 Recap: Day 4 (Soil and Paint)

Welcome back parents and guests to The Daily Update!  Each day we will post the classes we took pictures of right below a brief summary of the day (like you see below)!  If you did not see your child today, keep checking in, as we will be taking pictures of different classes each day throughout the week.

Today, the science class created an edible “soil” mixture (Oreos and other foods), the art class was painting, the language arts class focused on Kentucky, and the Acting class had some fun noticing small differences in different acts.

Acting

Art

Language Arts

Science

The Summer Camp 2014 Recap: July 16 (Math Makes a Guest Appearance)

Welcome back parents and guests to The Daily Update!  Each day we will post the classes we took pictures of right below a brief summary of the day (like you see below)!  If you did not see your child today, keep checking in, as we will be taking pictures of different classes each day throughout the week.

Today, Acting had a guest speaker, as doctoral student and current Gifted Studies employee Tyler Clark came to camp to talk about math and fractals.  We also saw story time in Language Arts, a scavenger hunt in Science, beautiful colorings in Art, and even celebrated a birthday at lunch.

Art

Language Arts

Lunch Time

Math

Science

The Summer Camp 2014 Recap: Day 2 (GSP comes to The Summer Camp)

Welcome back parents and guests to The Daily Update!  Each day we will post the classes we took pictures of right below a brief summary of the day (like you see below)!  If you did not see your child today, keep checking in, as we will be taking pictures of different classes each day throughout the week.

Today, the big event of the day was provided when scholars from The Governor’s Scholars Program came to The Summer Camp to teach campers different ways to use unique microscopes.

Clowning

GSP Visit to The Summer Camp

Language Arts

Lunch

Counselor’s Corner: The Summer Comes to an End

justinThis past weekend wrapped up the summer for SCATS/VAMPY.  It was a great five weeks and I know that as Co-Head Counselor, I had a great time working with the amazing counselors and awesome campers alike.  After class finished on Friday, we had a slip’n’slide brought in which had staff, counselors, and campers smiling ear to ear as they ran across the lawn and through the slide.  We had a great time at the final banquet and enjoyed listening to the fourth year speeches while we dined.  After the dinner we had a dance and then relived all of the great memories made at VAMPY at the slideshow as campers hooped and hollered for their friends every time their picture came up.  After the slideshow we went back and had community time hanging out with friends and enjoying pizza at midnight while reliving the three weeks before heading home on Saturday morning.  Kids pulled all nighters and had a great time with their friends before enjoying some donuts and packing up their things to head home with their families.

Words cannot describe how great the three weeks were and how much fun we had on The Hill.  These next few days will be spent mostly catching up on sleep and reconnecting with new friends.  Plans are already in order to set up the first reunion because it is hard to stay away from everyone for too long.  I’d like to thank everyone for their hard work in putting this summer together, especially the staff at The Center for Gifted Studies!  I cannot wait for camp next year.  Time to start the countdown timer already for next summer.