Summer Skool is off to a great start! So many amazing folks, projects and fun. It's still not too late!
In between freeskool* and summer camp, summer skool is a project-oriented, informal day-camp for teens and preteens. It takes place in Guilford, VT during the middle two weeks of August.
At camp, creative adults from all over the country come prepared to take on a project they've been wanting to do, but maybe haven't had the space, time or motivation to follow through on. Teens come and participate in these projects however they want. Alternately, the teens come up with their own projects or suggest collaborations with the adults. Last year, for example, Nic, 25, set aside his raft project to help Durin, 12, make a 5-foot tall, watermelon catapulting trebuchet.
There's also a lot of just hanging out, playing, and games, such as Magic the Gathering, Ultimate Samurai, and swimming.
A free skool is a decentralized network in which skills, information, and knowledge are shared without or the institutional environment of formal schooling. Free school students may be adults, children, or both. This organisational structure is distinct from ones used by which permit children's individual initiatives and learning endeavors within the context of a school democracy, and from where 'traditional' schooling is made available to pupils without charge. The open structure of free schools is intended to encourage self-reliance, critical consciousness, and personal development. Free schools often operate outside the in favor of a . Nevertheless, the meaning of the "free" of free schools is not restricted to monetary cost, and can refer to an emphasis on and student-centred education.