Oftentimes, finding affordable, engaging and educational camps can be difficult. Muskegon Montessori Academy of Environmental Change wanted to be different, so they provided an opportunity for kids to have fun while learning! They offered an Animal Adventures and Mad Scientist camp for grades k-3 and 4-8.
During Animal Adventures week, sixteen students participated and they learned all about different animals, food chains and food webs. They were also able to pet and see animals such as Sulcata tortoise, corn snake, hedgehog and Burmese Python.
During Mad Scientist week, twenty-four students participated and they experimented with different solutions, melting temperatures of candy and made slime.
“These camps really gave the kids the chance to have a lot of hands-on experiences. It helped build their creative minds and explore different areas of botany, zoology and chemistry,” Nicole Hutson, teacher and organizer of the camps at Muskegon Montessori Academy of Environmental Change, said.
Some kids even said that this was the best week ever! They loved the anticipation of what the next day was going to bring and it heightened their awareness of what incredible inventors and scientists they could be.