Yeah, Chinese Food and Visiting the Writing Class!

Going to the Chinese restaurant today was a blast! It was great to go through a buffet and have somebody point out authentic Chinese cuisine and explain a little bit about each dish. I probably wouldn’t have dreamed of eating most of the stuff I did today. If Niu Lao Shi and Lin Lao Shi […]

Week Three Adventures at VAMPY 2012

Our campers have been delving into some big adventures — including swimming in a blue hole, building a telescope, extracting DNA, and more — during their final week of VAMPY 2012. See them in action here!  

Chinese: Unveiling the Mystery of the Political System in Communist China

During the presentation on China’s political system with the Presidential Politics class sitting in with us, I learned more about the Chinese government, how it’s structured, and how it functions. One interesting thing I noticed is, contrary to many Americans’ presumption, China has a body that represents the people for legislative purposes (what they call […]

Chinese: Writing Class Takes Lady White to Detroit

Tuesday, we had a lot of fun! The first thing we did was go visit the writing class. We watched their creative rendition of the classic Chinese folk tale the Legend of White Snake. Their version took place in downtown Detroit and featured a girl in a gang called the White Snakes. She eventually cleans up her […]

Week 3: Caves and Shakers

On the morning of Tuesday July 11, our class took a trip to the local Lost River Cave and enjoyed all of its historical and natural history. Campers also got to take a trip to the gorgeous Butterfly Habitat, in which they had the chance to write and reflect on the day. Lunch at a […]