This summer, the Girls Inc. Gym offers summer camp for boys and girls. In addition to the “Strong” and “Bold” messages that are a part of skill instruction, the Gym staff planned summer themes to include Girls Inc. “Smart” programming as well!
Down on the Farm: Campers made “Hopping Corn” with water, baking soda, vinegar, and corn kernels. As you add the vinegar to the mixture, the kernels start to hop up and down!
Spring into Summer: Campers worked as teams to build their summer vacation homes out of pit foam blocks. They also painted garden pots and planted seeds into their pots to take home and watch them grow this summer.
Abracadabra!: Campers made “Magic Milk” with food coloring and dish soap, causing a reaction of an explosion of colors! Campers also made “Magic Confetti” bottles to take home after their magical week.
As part of our Camp Ignite Summer Program, girls attended a one-day science experience at Camp Cosmos, offered by the Las Cumbres Observatory. Girls learned about asteroids, and digitally created an asteroid that they “launched” to hit California. They discussed the impact that such a hit would have on our planet.
Girls practiced their coding skills using Scratch, a kid-friendly coding program. The program presented many opportunities for problem-sovling, project design, and communication. As a bonuse: girls designed, built, and launched their own rockets! Thank you Camp Cosmos for an awesome STEM day!