"This is like my lifetime dream," she said. "I was invited to apply, which seemed unreal enough -- I mean, why me out of everyone? But to be chosen is just so exciting."
Taylor and the others will undergo curriculum training
"This is going to be based on the Mars mission and include lessons on things like water there and how the extreme temperature ranges on Mars are similar to
"They asked us to book our flights so they are flexible enough that we can reschedule if the launch is delayed. We are going to do everything in our power to watch the launch," she said.
The HelmZar Challenge Course,
The course consists of a specially designed series of ropes, cables, steel and logs to simulate challenges that are encountered in school and work.
Participants are guided through various obstacles so groups can gain insight and experience common reactions and emotions, such as joy, fear, fatigue, compassion and laughter.
Every summer, the course hosts a variety of youth camps, and 2014 will feature some new ones based on what Taylor learns from
"Our objective is to be able to run a summer camp based on their curriculum because it's all hands-on. It goes right along with what we teach and how we teach," she said.
"We used to do more with science and math based on a state program, but it ended, so we are looking forward to being able to do this on our own."
Registration for summer camps won't begin until the spring, but more information about the enrollment process is available by calling HelmZar at 918-595-2875.
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