Thursday, July 30, 2015

Behind the Scenes at the Exchange

UHSG went behind the scenes at the KMCC on July 29th and 30th.  The charismatic heads of the theater and food court graciously took time from their schedules to give the group a "backstage" peek at operations.

Students and parents toured the prep area of the food court and saw how and where the food and drinks are made and stored.  The KMCC food court is a opportune place for high schoolers to  get job experience, from traditional hires starting at 16-years old to the younger 14-year-olds who are eligible for the summer work programs.  The Food Court brings a taste of home to Americans stationed abroad.

Next, the tour looked behind the scenes of the KMCC theater, built just five years ago.  The theater was built to accommodate films on reel, but has been upgraded to a digital format.  It is the only AFES theater in the world that was built from the ground up to be a theater.  Most AFES theaters are converted spaces that house only one screen. The KMCC theater allows patrons to enjoy graduated seating and multiple theater rooms that seat 100-400 people.  After the tour, families were given a special package price that included drinks, popcorn, and priority seating for the Minions movie.

UHSG is grateful to all the AFES staff that made this field trip a success.



Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Forest Fun in Homburg

 Homeschoolers of all ages gathered for a field trip to the ropes course at the Homburg Fun Forest Park.  The ropes course gave students the opportunity to zip line along multiple lines, face fears, thrill seek, and interact with peers.    Zip lining proved a perfect summer activity, and flying through the trees helped to beat the heat.




Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The Dino Days of Summer


Parents and children headed to the beloved "Dino Park" of Kaiserslautern.  The Gartenshau is one of K-town's most undersold features.  It has a little something for everyone.

The Gartenshau lies on the north side of Kaiserslautern and features a skate park, ponds, soccer and basketball areas, flower displays, a three-story slide, and so much more. This includes the collection of  dinosaur sculptures with informational plaques that give the park it's nickname.  And, just in case you forget to pack water or a snack, there are kiosks located in both the upper and lower levels of the park. With so many things to occupy any aged child or adult, the Dino Park was the perfect place for homeschoolers to take a break from working hard to play hard.