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    #245358 - 04/29/19 10:44 AM Summer Program Recommendations
    SecretGiftedMom Offline
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    Registered: 03/02/19
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    During the summer, I try to pump my child with enrichment opportunities. I love to take her around the country to museums particularly those related to science.

    Has anyone have any great recommendations for high quality activities for an EG though dysgraphic 9-year old? Iíll travel anywhere!

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    #245362 - 04/29/19 09:31 PM Re: Summer Program Recommendations [Re: SecretGiftedMom]
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    Are you looking for summer camps or vacation spots? Most of the summer camps of which I am aware and would fit an EG are already full. However, if you were looking for family outings or something for the 2 of you...

    We enjoyed Chicago tremendously. The planetarium is the best we've seen. Their art museum was interesting as well. The building was horrible to navigate, but the art selection was excellent. Field Museum is located there as well.

    We also enjoyed DC.

    If you wanted to do science along the geology route, the West is ideal. Grand Canyon, Arches, Zion, Painted Desert, Bryce Canyon, Capital Reef, Mesa Verde, etc.

    You could do beach crawl along either the Pacific Coast or the Atlantic Coast and study wildlife/ecosystems.

    For Space, Huntsville Alabama is good.

    You could spend a lot of time on the beach building drip castles, then if you wanted to geek it up a bit, add discussions of engineering.

    You could do a Colonial America tour and visit the original 13 colonies. Not really science-y, but a lot of fun! Particularly if you can sign up for any of the workshops.

    You could hike the Appalachian Trail.

    What types of things does your DD want to do?

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    #245363 - 04/29/19 09:45 PM Re: Summer Program Recommendations [Re: SecretGiftedMom]
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    #245364 - 04/30/19 05:16 AM Re: Summer Program Recommendations [Re: SecretGiftedMom]
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    I agree with Portia that you make it fun and also outdoors. When DD was young, I tried to integrate activities, like sailing, tennis, marine science camps, or engineering at a university, a week of acting camp -- where she almost got the lead in a kids' sitcom, but did a couple of ToysRus commercials. I think the acting camp helped with her debate skills, since she won a debate in her first year, against older kids. The acting lasted a year, but I never would have known that she had these debate skills. She moved from debate to DECA. I exposed her to all these things and now she is getting focused on computer science and marine science. And she races in the top sailing club in Canada. (I thought she would use ballet for her extracurricular for college) I suggest a broad array of activities when they are young so that they can figure out their interests. DD is now packaging herself in marine science robotics and sailing team for college. A great niche. Not something I planned for, just a result of summer activities and vacations. And she figured this out in 9th grade. She has a plan going forward for each summer as she positions herself.

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