For daughters and sons who yearn to become astronauts or engineers building rocket ships, . . . I have the PERFECT camp for your kids. NASA Camp Kennedy Space Center Kids camp.
My daughter (who is still in Elementary school) will become an astronaut. Since the time she was 4 years old, she had already shook hands with 3 real, live, breathing astronauts. She had already been interviewed by a local TV station and recited proudly as she stared straight into the TV camera, “ Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune -- and maybe Pluto.” She knew then, as she knows now … that she has a passion for space exploration and astronomy.
And so, every year she has begged her father and me to send her to the real McCoy, the real NASA space camp. This summer is it, and I can’t wait.
In a few weeks, I will be taking off one full week from Catalogs.com (as co-owner I do get some privileges) and heading to Cape Canaveral. I figure while she’s at camp, I can hang with my younger son, play, enjoy our precious one-on-one time that the youngest sibling NEVER gets to enjoy alone with mommy. And all the while, I fully expect to sneak away and keep my loyal readers up-to-date on each days adventures as seen through my daughter’s eyes.
How do I begin to describe my daughter’s excitement? She’s read and researched a ton of information; her entire re-decorated bedroom is full of 27 pictures of nebulas, constellations and galaxies, which we bought from Astrographics. Then, with just a little help from “Mom” we typed flowing descriptions of each galaxy, nebulae and constellation and matted the description alongside each picture. Entering her bedroom, you would think you’ve stepped into a space museum.
| digg it!