Approximately 30 students took part in the 4th annual summer SwAMP Camp (Science with Arts, Math, and Problem-Solving) at the May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities in Randolph, Mass. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the theme was SwAMP Camp in SPAAAACE!
Students participated in space-themed activities including making a movie about the moon landing. They looked up facts about the lunar landing and designed their own astronaut suits. The movie was filmed in front of the green screen, and some students learned about video editing.
While bottle rockets and catapulting water balloons have been popular in past SwAMP Camps, drawing with 3D printing pens and watching the 3D printer were favorite activities this year. Students also enjoyed camp games and songs.
“Every year I look forward to seeing which kids are really going to blossom in this environment, it's always a surprise, and it's always awesome,” said Lindsay Emmanuel, M.Ed., Special Education Teacher and Curriculum Coordinator.
Lindsay had a big shout-out for so many fellow staff. The school’s Specials team took the lead in creating epic educational activities. The Allied Health Team served as camp counselors. “So many staff and interns helped during our prep week,” Lindsay shared, “cutting out wings and solar pizza ovens, and providing directions for activities.”