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Summer is in full swing but summer camp outside the house is definitely not since we are still
safer at home; while Covid-19 continues to ramp up…so this year we are doing lots of fun
themed at-home camps. First up for my mythology loving kid…we are doing Camp Half-Blood.
My little guy is an avid reader and when it comes to adventure and mythology, Rick Riordan
books does a crazy good job at making reading fun, engaging and binge-worthy. Asking E to
read a new Rick Riordan series is so easy because he wants to dive into one of the
stories. We are kicking off the summer with The Trials of Apollo series and we will definitely be
finishing the first 4 books (The Hidden Oracle, The Dark Prophecy, The Burning Maze, and The
Tyrant’s Tomb) before October 6th so we can seamlessly read the fifth and final
installment, The Tower of Nero.
What we love about this series:
- Apollo: He is a mortal sixteen-year-old trying to earn his way back into Zeus’s favor by
restoring five oracles without any godly powers
- The hilarious disparity between Apollo’s godly assumptions and his disappointing reality
- The DEMIGODS: The beloved characters from Camp Half-Blood will be on-hand to
witness whether Apollo earns back his place in Mt. Olympus.
- The DIVERSITY: Rick Rioirdan Riordan always includes characters from all kinds of
backgrounds which is a really important to parents like me. Always looking for ways to
show inclusion, diversity and tolerance.
To make the books come to life and to make summer reading more fun, I have been putting
together some fun Camp Half-Blood activities. Kicking off with book one, The Hidden
Oracles Oracle, we will be taking using river rocks and acrylic pens to make some Apollo
inspired rocks. As E decides what he wants to represent Apollo as he reads the books. E
designed a rock with the Camp Half-Blood symbol (a pretty impressive re-creation, I must say!)
and another one with Apollo’s bow & arrow.
My inspiration for our summer camp at home brings me back to my childhood days. There was
a lot of rock collecting, decorating of rocks, arts and crafts, and lots of hands-on activities;
however, one of my fondest memories of summer was the annual tie-dying of t-shirts. We will
most definitely be doing that because it's fun to do, but more importantly it will make this
summer more memorable. because weWe are home all summer this summer, and I want E to
have some of the same childhood memories that I did.
Here is our next 3 weeks of our other ideas for Apollo-themed activities:
1. Rock Art inspired by Apollo
2. Canvas Crayon Melting with a poignant quote from The Trials of Apollo quote
3. Tie Dying with gathering of items to make a lyre
Want to read and spend time at Camp Half-Blood with us this summer?
….Enter the giveaway on my IG!