I can safely say this is the best summer I’ve ever hand. Here’s just a few of the things I did on My Summer Vacation:
I was a Counselor In Training at Camp Invention for a week along with two of my friends. It was really great to get to work with all the little kids and I had a lot of fun teaching them new things.
Junior Scholar Institute-
JSI is a wonderful program in Iowa where kids grades 6-8 stay in the college dorms for a week while taking a class of your choice. It was great feeling like a “real” college student! I took the Japanese course and had a lot of fun. I also made many friends during the week.
Bethel Horizons: Rock and River-
This camp wasn’t quite as fun as the others (I had a panic attack after almost falling off a high rocky hill) but I still enjoyed myself. We went canoeing on the Wisconsin River, then stayed overnight on a sandbar. We went rock climbing at Devil’s Lake (where I almost fell). It was a pretty good week and I met the requirements for all most all of the Girl Scout Primitive Camping Patches.
FYI: digging holes to go do your business in? Overrated.
Robotic Operated Vehicle camp-
This camp was one of my favorites. I made a lot of friends, learned a lot about building ROVs, and got to tour a WWII submarine! We also went out on a research vessel for the afternoon with students from the University of Milwaukee. It was really fun and a great STEM experience!
Girl Scouts: Tech Girls-
This camp was second only to JSI. While I didn’t make a lot of friends, the friends I did make were really awesome, and that made up for it. One the first day we made stop animation films, worked with a green screen, and programmed robots. The second day we learned about photography and continued programming our robots. I had a lot of fun there and earned almost all of the Robotics Girl Scout Patches.
In between camp after camp I went camping with my family.
We have a pop-up gem and it has been fun to try out different campgrounds, try new foods and hike different areas. I also had sleepovers, hosted a child from Ukraine for a week and caught up on my “fun” reading.
I had plenty of out door time, indoor time, time to lead, time to follow, time to work my brain, and time to connect with other great minds.
Overall this has been an amazing summer vacation!