Camps week of July 31st: Google Earth, Festival of Holidays and more

Above: In two weeks, campers can explore the world through Google or celebrate all kinds of heroes. (images cropped from Google Earth and Facebook)

Last week, I posted about the Southborough Recreation camps available next week. Today, I’m focusing on offerings for July 31 – August 4. 

That week, kids are invited to use technology for a bit of geography and anthropology:

The World According to Google Earth (ages 8-11)
9:00 am – noon @ South Union Building 
Right Brain Curriculum's Google Earth classPut away those old fold up maps and aging school atlases. Technology has revolutionized how students learn about geography and world cultures. In this class, students use Google Earth and online encyclopedias to find answers to six key questions about a country of their choosing. They then design a Powerpoint presentation to inform the class about their chosen nation. In the final part of the class, each pair of students creates a “shoebox” pavilion that represents their country. This pavilion becomes part of a “World’s Fair” that displays collective knowledge gained by our aspiring world explorers. Students present their World’s Fair to parents in a celebration of countries and cultures. (fee $195)

If you’re looking for the traditional morning Recreation Summer Camps at Finn and Woodward, that week’s theme is Heroes Week:

DPW Truck at Finn Camp in 2016 (from Facebook)Campers will celebrate super heroes (with a costumed dance party) and every day heroes. Finn campers will get visits from Police and Firefighters with their vehicles to climb in and explore. (The DPW will also visit with their front loader). Woodward campers will cross the street to visit emergency personnel at the Fire and Police stations

Southborough Rec camper climbing Fay School wall last year during heroes week (cropped from Facebook)Woodward campers will also enjoy a swim session at St. Mark’s Pool and an activity on Fay School campus. (Maybe they’ll even climb the same rope course and wall firefighters have sometimes used in training.) (fee $160)

Other Rec camp and class options still open for registration for the week of July 31st (and others) are: 

Still open for later weeks (though not 7/31) are:

  • Summer Riders (at Willow Brook Farm)
  • Junior Little Easy Golf (at Juniper Hill)

(If you need to put kids in a full-day camp- or want the flexibility of scheduling by individual days – you should check out my post on Extended Day Camp.)

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