On an overcast Monday morning, 117 campers stepped off the buses and headed into the Tiger Woods Learning Center auditorium to kick off the start of their week of summer camp here in Anaheim, Calif. After a brief introduction, they were off to their morning STEM classes, which included a variety of fun hands-on projects.
The Resourceful Robotics class got right to work identifying the parts needed to efficiently assemble a Lego robot, which was just one of their projects this week. Campers worked in pairs, helping each other as they learned about the intricate parts of a robot and how they all fit together. Down the hall, students in Velocity Vehicles were busy building their solar-panel SunEzoon cars and had a blast testing them out in the sun in a friendly race to the finish line!
Students in Comparative Zoology learned about the different species in the animal kingdom, giving them a deeper understanding of the animals they will be studying and dissecting throughout the week. The Video Game Design class began with a quick exercise to learn how the mind of a computer works, before campers created different levels in their very own video games.
Outside, the Golf Academy students got right in the swing of things with some putting, pitching and chipping drills to sharpen their golf skills. The TWLC instructors reinforced proper golf technique, stance, swing and posture.
After lunch, the students headed to their enrichment classes. Decked out in white lab coats, the Comparative Marine Science class got its hands dirty dissecting a fish and squid, getting an inside look into the organs of these unique sea creatures.
Taking off across the hall was the Rocketry class. At one table, camp roommates Kyle -- a California native -- and Logan -- from Oklahoma -- discussed their first night at camp in British accents, adding an extra element of fun while putting together their rockets. On Tuesday, students will have the chance to launch their rockets and see how high they can go!
At the end of the day, the students hopped back onto the buses, chatting about what fun things they would get to do back at camp in the evening. Monday was a great start to the week, and excitement is building for what Tuesday will bring.