Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Lego Camp!!

Lego Superhero Camp, to be exact.

In researching camp options for Dashiell, I was thrilled to come across a listing for this awesome camp, and even more thrilled that it was located about 1.5 miles from our house! And that it started the day after we got back from Minnesota, so Dashiell could have something to look forward to after our big trip.

So when I signed him up for this camp, I was mostly focused on the fact that he got to play with Legos for a week, and have that play revolve around superheros.  I had no idea how much he would be learning!  The kids learned about a variety of tools, such as pulleys, magnets, levers and incline planes, and about a bunch of physics concepts, like kinetic versus potential energy and centrifugal force.  Plus they got to work with engines to make their Lego creations move.  And most importantly, they learned about teamwork!  They worked in small groups and had to come up with solutions to problems together.  The cutest thing was that they each got a superhero minifigure, and their superhero earned camp badges (Super Dashiell earned three of them!).  It was a pretty darned cool camp, and I will totally sign him up for it again next year (assuming he wants to go to it, of course).

Here are a few pictures of his awesome creations:

A working magnetic crane!

A robotic car!

Zip Lines!
(I love that he was showing Aurelia how to work the zip line, and her exclamation "I did it!" in the background...)

And the final project - a Superhero Lair!

Super Dashiell approves of his new Lair!

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