Ms. L’s Writing Class Day 6: This I Believe

Today, I had a blast! We started the day out watching an influential speech by a a very young girl. She voiced her opinion about how children and adults should be treated with equality. The speech was incredibly moving because she used very formal language as well as appealing to an adult audience. After watching […]

Counselor’s Corner: Great First Weekend of VAMPY!

After an exciting first week of classes, campers had the weekend to relax and have fun with many activities and optionals. Friday evening we started off at the Preston Center, where the campers could choose to swim, run, play various sports games, or participate in other activities. This gave them an opportunity to meet new […]

Genetics: Week Two Begins

We have successfully completed our first week of Genetics here at VAMPY, and we are beginning a second. In the final days of last week, we did a lab simulation for the Platy Fuss during which we examined sex-linked traits and how they are inherited. We did several online labs over mitosis and meiosis and […]

VAMPY 2012 Olympiad

Our campers spent Saturday participating in a special VAMPY 2012 Olympiad in honor of the upcoming Olympics in London. We held two tournaments —one for soccer and another for dodgeball — and created Olympiad stations, including Frisbee toss, sponge race, water balloon toss, Ancient Greek thinkers, tea time, flag making, olive toss, Cornhole, seed-spitting, whipped […]

VAMPY 2012 Paper Theater

Saturday evening over VAMPY 2012 campers participated in one of the longest standing camp traditions — Paper Theater! During this event, groups of students improvise genre-twisted fairy tales using only newspapers, duct tape, and a marker for costumes, props, and scenery. This year’s acts included the Tale of the Gingerbread Man (pirate style), Cinderella (southern […]