We looked over the programs offered through NYSP and decided to enroll her in the World Culture Camp. I liked that it offered a mix of academic and athletics.
At the end of the three weeks they invited the parents to attend a program designed by the kids. There was Chinese Dragons, Scottish dancing and African Song and dance. Mouse's group did two performances one was a song in French and the other a play of German fairytale.
The highlight for Mouse was being chosen by her Coach as the camper of the year. He said she was a true leader and called her "Captain". She truly loves to lead and be the teacher's pet. So the award was perfect for her. And as a parent it is always great to hear someone else praise your kid.
The camps focus is to integrate traditional students with non-traditional students. We live on the far reaches of Minnesota suburbia so Mouse doesn't get a lot of cultural mixing in her daily school life. I was so excited to hear her talk about her new friends with names and backgrounds that were new to her. I hope she always stays so open to diversity.