It wasn’t quite planned. It was a spur-of-the-moment decision. We made some announcements. People replied that they were interested. We opened our door. And people came! And the kids led most of the activities. While the parents watched on! And everyone went home with BIG BIG SMILES on their faces 😃😃😃
Here’s a glimpse of our mini camp from an inspired mom:
“Aeryn had the opportunity to spend the day at CLIC (Community Learning Initiative Center) – where a group of unschooling families meet several times a week to play, learn and collaborate on projects together. Activities are child-led with adult supervision. [Unschooling is an educational method and philosophy that advocates learner-chosen activities as a primary means for learning] 🏘
In the morning, after an ice-breaker session and some playing, Aeryn made a pizza for lunch. After lunch, the kids had a doodle session where they designed and drew a signage and menu for their restaurant/cafe. Then the kids had a show-and-tell session where they presented their restaurant/cafe’s signage and menu. 🍕📝
I loved the culture at CLIC. The kids there are really independent and self-reliant. And they are so supportive of each other. The bigger kids helped out the younger kids (without being asked!) and gave words of encouragement to each other. Such a wonderful and amazing community. 😍💗 Aeryn had such a lovely time making new friends, doing all the various activities, learning new things, and wants to go back again!”
Christmas ginger cookies made by kids!