Learning Far Afield From the Classroom
Many Stone Soup parents work and commute long hours and may not have the time to take their children to the variety of cultural and recreational facilities that California offers. During the summer, the Stone Soup children are taken on educational field trips which are mixed with outings to parks and playgrounds for a change of scenery and new adventures.
Some of the exciting field trips for summers are:
|Los Angeles Zoo||Griffith Park|
|Discovery Science Center||Huntington Library and Gardens|
|Cabrillo Aquarium||Farmers Market|
|WOW Museum||California Science Center|
|Heritage Park||Childrens Discovery Museum|
|Monterey Zoo||Tech Museum|
|California State Northridge Children’s theater||Water Day – Swimming|
|Knotts Berry Farm||Ice Skating|
|Aquarium of the Pacific|
|Monterey Bay Aquarium||The Farm|
|Monterey Bowling Lanes||El Estero Park|
|Medieval Times||Gilroy Gardens|
Numerous picnics, parties, barbeques, park days and walking field trips in addition to the bus trips keep the children active and eager to learn in different surroundings.
Stone Soup Kids say
I don’t know why but I only see that I feel happy when I come here
– Sabrina, Age 8
There is never a time when I don’t want to go to Stone Soup. It’s the best program in the world
– Vanessa, Age 9
Stone Soup is really protective, Stone Soup is where we’re expressive – I love to be here all day
– Madelyn, Age 10
Stone Soup – we work better as a group. Whenever I come, I’m always happy and that’s why I love my Stone Soup family
– Janelle, Age 11
For a number of years the UCLA chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma invited Stone Soup to visit the UCLA campus. The sorority sisters made it possible for Stone Soupers to learn from the UCLA cheerleading squad, members of the volleyball team and get a taste of life as a college student. The events culminated with a mock graduation ceremony. Everyone came home a winner.
Through a fund-raising drive the Kappas also contributed to the Stone Soup Reading is Fundamental program.
El Estero Park
Water Day – Swimming