Back in March, Madeleine came home with a flyer from school in her backpack. It was information about a camp to be held at school during the summer called Camp Invention, and it pretty much decided for me what we'd be doing for child care this summer since I'd have to find other things to work around it.
I saved up a box of recycled materials, and they each took a "take-apart" item to explore and see how it worked. Maddie had my old desktop computer, and my brother's house flooded last week, so he had a dead one to spare for the cause as well for Lily.
They came home each day super-excited about their activities and wanting to go back the next day. Lily points out registered trademark symbols *everywhere* we go and tells me what they mean. They were excited about using real tools. I've heard a few more big words this week, and I know they'll want to go back next summer.
It was from 9am - 3:30 pm, so I had to enlist my parents to do drop offs and pick ups. Dad also attended their presentation of their duck launchers on the last day.