Travel Summer Camps & Programs

The new Digital Manufacturing Camp at the Handsmith micro-factory in downtown Roanoke is where your child will learn electronic circuit design, multiple programming languages and design software, and create their own 3D printed projects. Handsmith is a local organization that works to create programmable artifical limbs. For $1000 your child will have an unbelievable two…
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Staunton River State Park named Virginia’s first International Dark Sky Park

  (TUCSON, Ariz., and RICHMOND) – Staunton River State Park, in Scottsburg, has been named an International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), becoming the first park in Virginia and only the 25th park in the world with the designation. Staunton River State Park is managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and…
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10 Years of Pumpkins and Fun

When Eric Layman of Botetourt County took his wife Sharon to an 87-acre field in Blue Ridge, she stepped out of the car a little surprised. “Can you see it?” he asked her. “This is going to be our future.” That was 8 years ago. Now that 87 acres has been converted to a family…
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Twelve Holiday Traveling Tips

Earlier this week I  boarded a train bound for my hometown in New England with my 2 year old daughter Charlotte so we could spend Thanksgiving with my family. This train ride lasted over 12 hours. Yeah, that’s right. T-w-e-l-v-e HOURS.  Charlotte is actually wonderful at traveling, but 12 hours in a confined space can…
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