I just had a flash of inspiration - instead of a math camp, or an art camp, for kids, what about having a math night or art night for parents?
I've been toying with the idea of a math camp for kids, and/or an art camp for kids (not unrelated you know, math and art). The trouble is that it is such a short time. Even a week of meetings isn't enough to really let knowledge sink it. It's just enough to set off a spark. Too many parents have told me they have a "math phobia" or "don't know what to do for art". Maybe what we need to do is to inspire the parents.
I know for myself that if I'm really focused on something there is no way the kids will leave me alone. If I want them to do something and stay on task, I need to be right there. What if we used that to our advantage? If we can inspire the parents to experiment and play with these cool concepts, how could the kids resist budding in?
What do you think? Ideas? Cons?