Marty and Christopher are spending the week at Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. Nick gets to go to Day Space Camp and Mom and Dad get to spend a week at the pool at the Westin.
Marty has always loved Christa McAuliffe Space Camp in Pleasant Grove and has attended at least one session each summer since 6th grade. Then last year Dan had business in Huntsville and got wind of "real" Space Camp. We thought the kids would really like it.
The Christa McAuliffe camp focuses on "Trekkie"-type space missions that the kids use problem solving skills and teamwork to accomplish. Space Camp here in Alabama seems more science focused. We're excited to see how Marty and Christopher end up liking it.
Nicholas has loved his first two days at Day Camp. Both days after we picked him up we had to run a quick errand before heading back to the hotel. Both times he's said, "Oh, no! I wish I was in sleep-away camp so I could be having fun all the time instead of sitting in the car!"
When we arrived on Sunday we got Marty checked in first. His rooms are in a large bunker style building. Each room houses 7 campers.
On Thursday he gets to go swimming in their man-made chlorinated lake. The timing's not good for the book we brought to read each night -- "I Survived a Shark Attack." It's a true story of a shark that swam into a lake and attacked a boy swimming. I keep emphasizing that the lake at camp is chlorinated so sharks and fish can't live there. I'm still afraid of sharks, not only in the ocean, but I worry about them in swimming pools too. So I wouldn't be surprised if he gets nervous to swim in that lake on Thursday!