If forced to spend an entire summer stifling their thirst for knowledge, children would flood community pools with science experiments and take midnight joy rides just to calculate the car's velocity. Satisfy appetites for summer learning with today's Groupon: for $175, you get enrollment in a summer series mini camp beginning the week of June 6 and ending August 6 at Geaux Learn (a $400 value). Check their website for updated courses and times, or click here for a list of current offerings.
During two-hour weekly classes, Geaux Learn's certified teachers guide grade-schoolers through an eight-week summer mini camp designed to instill confidence and strengthen academic skills. In the Writing Skills course, available for grades 5 through 8, teachers work one-on-one with students to impart techniques for composing essays and passing notes undetected, and Middle School Math courses introduce, reinforce, or reiterate concepts such as fractions, decimals, and measurement. High-schoolers can partake in the Camp CEO course, which explores the fundamentals of owning a small corporation (an additional fee of $60 is required for filing Articles of Incorporation), or boost their television-ignoring prowess in Academic Success Strategies, also available for grades 3 through 8. Beyond the realm of academics, a Money Smarts course prepares bright-eyed youngsters for the real world's financial pitfalls, buttressing them with strategies for saving, spending, and winning curbside games of three-card monte.