Let’s talk politics!

“My fellow Americans, ask not what VAMPY can do for you – ask what you can do for VAMPY!”   This week in Presidential Politics, we moved on from Presidents John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson to the presidencies of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and George H.W. Bush. Alongside instruction from Mr. Dennis Jenkins, […]

Questions abound in DNA and Genetics

As a first year teaching assistant, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this VAMPY experience. What I have already discovered in my short time here is what a truly special place this summer camp is for everyone involved.   I have been fortunate to witness the magic that is happening in Colten Collings’ […]

Igniting the week – and the grill

We started the week with a typical VAMPY Sunday night dinner plan: a cookout. The campers lined up for hamburgers, hot dogs, and macaroni and cheese (with cookies and Rice Krispie treats for dessert) on the main lawn of Florence Schneider Hall. A couple of Frisbees were brought out, and many of us played catch […]

As day turns to night

At the end of every day, campers return to their floors to prepare for bed. You might think at this point they’d all be tired and ready to hit the hay, but it’s quite the opposite: Welcome to hall time.   During hall time, campers must stay on their floor and wing of Florence Schneider […]