Rocks and youthful energy make for an explosive mix, and the yellow shirt crew at Herkimer Diamond Mines goes all out to make the group programs a fun and educational experience for children. There are several outings scheduled throughout the year that are tailored to Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, or homeschoolers. With two young friends in tow, we experienced this “gem of an experience” for ourselves at the Homeschool Outing on June 7, 2010.
Families drive in from all over the Northeast for the homeschool program, one family drove all the way from Georgia; and many take advantage of the KOA Kampgrounds to make it into a vacation. We chose to do this as a day trip, heading out at 7AM and returning in time for dinner. Even though we were there all day, time seemed to fly by as we were busy every minute with learning activities and exciting discoveries.