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The Bloomsbury Children's Camp

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 800 Middle Ave Menlo Park CA 94025  See map

The Bloomsbury Children's Camp adheres to the six principles that Little House actively promotes throughout all of our programs and services: Physical Fitness, Nutrition, Socialization, Mental Stimulation, Sense of Purpose and Friendship. The Bloomsbury Group was a collection of influential English intellects and literary figures which held Virginia Woolf and E.M. Forster amongst their ranks. They put an emphasis on fulfilling all aspects of life and lived fully by observing the following motto:

“One’s prime objects in life are love, the creation and enjoyment of the aesthetic experience and the pursuit of
knowledge.”
-G.E. Moore

The four disciplinary topics - Gardening, Photography, Lapidary and Art - acutely speak to one or more of the six pillars. Children are exposed to several areas of interest that they wouldn't necessarily receive exposure to at a camp focused solely on one discipline. Furthermore, the time spent on each discipline is consuming enough to be both substantial and immersive. Over the course of two weeks, children will receive eleven hours of instruction on three of the topics and nine hours on the fourth topic. For all disciplines, this provides a suitable amount of time to give a broad overview of the subject as well as to create something tangible to take away from the camp.

 

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