I'm sharing my experience with this camp planning series. I've directed summer camps for STEM academic experiences for middle and high school students. These … [read more]
Why can’t school be more like summer camp?By approaching lessons and units with the perspective of camp counselors, you can inject the wonder and motivation that so often disappears in our testing-crazy times. Tutu is a name for a grandparent in Hawaii. When our grandsons come to spend time with us, we say they are at Camp Tutu! Welcome to Camp Tutu, my way of energizing science lessons!
How do you find camp videos to show children during quiet times? When running a summer camp, I like to give the children a relaxing time after lunch (yes, even … [read more]
Preparing for college during 11th and 12th grade can be so difficult for families. I've counseled many young folks in high school through the maze of applying … [read more]
Physics toys are toys whose action can be explained using physics principles. That means many toys can be physics toys! Toys are interesting and motivating for … [read more]
People have been fascinated by magnetism since early times and kids enjoy magnet activities. This STEM activity uses a variety of magnets to show the force … [read more]