Summer Adventures 2013
Summer is fun and
educational here at Brilliant Beginnings Learning Center. Each week participants in the Summer Program will
explore, create and learn while having the time of their lives. Check out the weekly themes below to get a
glimpse at what our summer will include here at Brilliant Beginnings.
Caring for Each Other (June 3rd-7th)
Kids will explore ways to volunteer, helping others, including adults and other kids. We will visit our emergency services in Versailles and learn how they help the community. The week will culminate with a car wash the kids will coordinate and execute, choosing a charity of which to donate the proceeds.
Music through the Ages (June 10th-14th)
This week will be filled with the wonderful sound of music. Kids will discover how music has changed through the centuries. A visit to a local music store will show campers many different instruments and the sounds they make. Lastly, we will get ready for the sounds and fun of “Poultrystock.”
Worldwide Foods (June 17th-21st)
Smell and taste are two of our favorite senses. We will discover foods from different cultures by deciding on foods to make this week and going to the grocery store to buy ingredients. We are taking a big field trip to Fulton Farms in Troy to see how they grow and ship many different fruits and vegetables, and pick some ourselves!
Outdoor Adventures (June 24th-28th)
Summer is the perfect time to explore the great outdoors. This week we’ll travel to Stillwater Prairie Reserve, going on a nature hike and having a picnic. We will pitch tents in the yard and learn what amazing creations trees are. We will also check on the Brilliant Beginning’s garden to see how it is growing and what is ready to pick.
Leadership (July 1st-5th)*
Leadership is very important for kids to develop and to understand. This week we will put our leadership skills to use—taking charge of our small groups. We will also learn how leadership was vital to the creation of our country. Campers will get to visit the courthouse and meet some of our local leaders!
*Price this week is prorated at 80% of full cost due to being closed on Independence Day.
Endangered Species (July 8th-12th)
Many amazing animals are at risk of becoming extinct. People can learn a lot about themselves and our environment by investigating animals and their attributes. This week we’ll learn about some of them and what people can do to help our furry friends. Campers will take a field trip to the zoo to see several endangered species.
Advancements-Then & Now (July 15th-19th)
Technology has changed our lives dramatically in the last century. Come with us and discover the amazing advancements in our world. Campers will be involved in several STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) projects and will get to visit a local business where new technology becomes reality!
Brilliant’s Got Talent (July 22nd-26th)
Kids will be stretching their vocal chords and practicing their magic tricks this week. We will learn how many different talents there are and that each person is talented in some way. Campers will take a field trip to visit a theater and end the week with a talent show to amaze one and all!
Colonial America (July 29th-August 2nd)
This week we will explore what it was like to live in colonial America. We will make candles and learn games that kids played long before video games were a reality. They will learn about transportation in that era and go biking one day. Campers will visit several local settings that were common during the colonial era.
Fun and Fitness (August 5th-9th)
Physical activity is vastly important to the health of a child. This week kids will learn that being active IS fun, exploring many ways to be fit. Campers will discover how their body thrives from fitness and recreation—both physically and mentally. They will even visit Jumpy’s in Troy to celebrate Family Fun Month.
Up, Up and Away (August 12th-16th)
Flying and space make our imaginations soar! This week campers will learn about aerodynamics and apply it with a paper airplane contest. Later in the week, kids will travel to the Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum and discover the science that makes space travel possible.
On Four Legs (August 19th-23rd)
Farm animals make a strong impact in our area, both
economically and in our hearts. This
week kids will explore this impact and discover how people take care of these
animals. Campers will visit the Great
Darke County Fair and stop at a local farm to see our four legged friends.
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