So Princess had one week's rest between her Art Intensive at Sweet Briar College and AdCamp at Howard University. I drove her everyday to Ad Camp in traffic and back home again every evening in rush hour traffic. It was grueling but it was a small sacrifice for what she gained.
Unless we are intentional, homeschoolers don't get the same experience with group projects and oral presentations as that of public/private school students. Ad Camp allowed Princess to have a valuable experience working with a group of her peers to solve a real world problem for Papermate's pen line InkJoy. The usual group dynamic was at play - the dominator, the passivist, and the do nothing guy. But she persevered and her team delivered an outstanding oral presentation to the InkJoy representative present at the final presentation.
I was so impressed with each group's work. These are high schoolers working under the supervision of a Howard University professor. Many of these kids had no experience or exposure to the advertising industry. They visited local advertising agencies and really got a feel for the profession.
I was so fortunate that Princess received a full scholarship to this Camp and was able to gain a wealth of information and experiences.