In the July issue of The Good Samaritan, we highlighted the Family Success Center and the upcoming Summer Camp. Our participants left us abruptly and without warning earlier this year, so it was a blessing to have them in our safe place again. Seeing their smiling faces and readiness to take on what was scheduled to accomplish for the day brought a sense of normalcy many of us are craving.
This was the first summer that we balanced education with hands-on fun, with more emphasis on preparation for the fall semester. Our normal summer camps are filled to the brim with STEM education activities, field trips and social enrichment. This year, it was very necessary for our participants to have instructional guidance before they returned to either their respective schools or NTI 2.0.
In light of that necessary preparation, our participants enjoyed classic activities like Lego Robotics and science experiments. They built drones and cars, and learned how different chemicals react with each other. Overall, it was an awesome summer and we are looking forward to many more.