By age 8, John Stuart Mill had learned Latin and Greek and had written a political treatise barring those with no knowledge of Latin or Greek from his tree house. Enliven your child's mind with today's Groupon: for $159, you get one week of camp for kids (up to a $350 value) from Alpha Omega Summer Camp. Groupon customers can choose from 10 sessions starting between June 20 and August 29.
With five programs to choose from, Alpha Omega Summer Camp envelops youth ages 6–17 in a week of entertaining and educational classes taught by a roster of talented instructors. Kids can jump into the perennial favorite Best Camp Ever (a $250 value, ages 6–16) and dabble in a variety of activities, from crazy science and jewelry crafting to karate and yoga. In the Dance N More (a $250 value, ages 8–14) and Super Hip Hop (a $250 value, ages 9+) camps, toe-tappers follow in the fleet footsteps of community-recognized camp director and accomplished dancer Prince Graham as they explore the choreography and techniques of hip-hop—both classes culminate in a recital for family, friends, and Ed Sullivan's eternally roving audience.
Escort long-lost Ringling brothers to Clown Academy (a $265 value, ages 7–16) for a crash course in big-top antics such as juggling, unicycling, and trusting flowers too much, or give musical teens a venue to hone industry skills in Camp Rising Star (a $350 value, ages 12–17), a daily odyssey from the vocal cords to the recording studio. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., logging 20 hours of instruction by the week's end.