While school was out for President's Day, February 18th, the Camp Casey 21st CCLC program at ACPC took 59 students and 9 of their family members to visit the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Students had a great time and learned a lot about the history of the Corvette (produced only in Bowling Green), the manufacturing process and got an up close look (through glass) of the huge sinkhole that swallowed eight Corvettes on February 12, 2014. While most of the sinkhole that swallowed the cars has been filled in, they placed a viewing window over a 48"manhole in the Corvette Cave-In exhibit that visitors can stand on and look down. There was also an outline on the floor that showed the area the sinkhole covered.
The museum just recently finished the Gas Station to Space Station exhibit that celebrates the 50th anniversary of how NASA conquered low Earth orbit and reminds us that no goal is too far out of reach. Students were in awe of the shiny Corvettes and there may possibly be some future engineers and production line workers from the group headed to the GM Corvette Plant in a few years. The entire group was complimented on their attentiveness, manners and good behavior by several of the NCM staff members. The chaperones weren't that surprised because they know that ACPC is "Where Little Kids Do Big Things".