Just because it's summer vacation doesn't mean the learning stops for more than 120 students this week during Rockdale County Public Schools' Enrichment Camps at Rockdale Career Academy.
From pups to purple slime, students are learning in fun, unique ways during the half-day camps. For elementary school age students, camp topics include:
South of the Border - students celebrate Mexican culture by making crafts, learning the Mexican hat dance, and making food
Dogs 101 - students learn dog safety, the difference in breeds, and get visits of all kinds, from working K-9s to a rescued Great Dane to veterinarians
Tie-Dye Chemis-tree - students explore science with chemical reactions from simple home ingredients
Robotics - students use Lego robotics pieces to build and program moving robots
Hawaiian Luau - students celebrate Polynesian art and culture
Life of the Forest - students learn about forest preservation, leaf identification, what is safe to touch and what is not
Walk like an Egyptian - students learn about ancient Egypt and the pharoahs
For middle school age students, camp topics include "In the News" where students make a TV news show, and "Japan," where students learn about Japanese traditions, food, art, language and geography.
The half-day camps are offered in morning or afternoon sessions, and were open to all Rockdale County residents and students who were academically eligible. Parents paid a fee to cover the cost of the Enrichment Camps.
Here are a few scenes.