DAY 1: MONDAY!

Today was a wonderfully exciting first day of camp! After several interesting lectures (including ancient alchemy), the campers moved on to their very first Semilabs! The kids learned all about the color blue; the science of cooking; robotics; cells and DNA, and many other fascinating lessons. Most exciting of all, today we had a celebrity in our midst! We were lucky enough to be able to have an informal talk session with famous mathematician Maxim Kontsevich, Fields Medal winner. We all learned a lot about the world of mathematics, and came away from the session with a better understanding of the numbers in our lives. Soon enough, evening fell upon the camp, and so did workshops. Today's amazing array of workshops included flying quadcopters; fencing; and, of course, our beautiful hands-on glass-blowing. The final event of the day was full of evening clubs - including the infamous Brain Ring (Trivia Game); Mafia (a serious game for serious people); and an impromptu jam session, complete with guitar, melodica, and rows of happy, singing children. Tired out from the day yet excited for the next, campers fell asleep with science in their heads and smiles on their faces.

 

Some pictures are here now.  More to come later...