Etiquette can have a significant impact on a young scientist’s future success. For example, many candidates fail to gain admission into competitive schools and jobs because they dressed inappropriately for the interview, texted or used colloquial language during the interview, or embarrassed themselves at dinner because they lacked proper table manners. Our etiquette lessons prepare children to confidently and successfully navigate any social setting.
Discipline, dedication, and rigor are common characteristics of many successful scientists. Science itself requires adherence to protocols and standardized methods of inquiry or research. Sometimes scientists have to work on a project for years before any meaningful discovery is made. Patience, confidence, boldness, perseverance, diligence, team spirit, leadership, rigor, and the ability to ask the right questions are all important values in the world of science. In addition to reinforcing the lessons on proper etiquette, our character-development lessons teach campers to have confidence in themselves, overcome obstacles, and cultivate the belief that they can achieve whatever they set their minds to.
These lessons are presented in age-appropriate formats. Some topics are only appropriate for preteens and teens.