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Who We Are

Started in 2005, Footprints of the Mind is dedicated to changing children's lives by providing a dynamic environment to learn geography and develop lifelong cultural awareness, love for travel, and an indispensable global outlook.

Wander Our WorldIts Wander Our World app won a coveted Parents’ Choice Foundation Spring 2012 Mobile App Award and its workshop-based Geography Enrichment program has been growing as more schools request it as part of their curriculum.

Travel on TuesdayTravel on Tuesday, a subscription- based website for families that want to raise global awareness at home. Featuring Travel KITs with information and crafts related to specific countries.

William Wanders William Wanders is an interactive website that incorporates maps, photos, music and other tools to engage your child with an interest in learning. In addition, it provides a fun, safe and inviting environment on the internet where kids can go at their own pace and parents can begin to share their love of travel with their children.







Wander Our World Summer Camps -
Scroll to the bottom of the page for registration for one or all of the camp programs.

Travel the world this summer! Footprints of the Mind is bringing global adventures closer to home. We have full confidence that with our expertise in geo-literacy combined with culture, art, games, STEM, and a sense of adventure, your children are about to have a summer they'll never forget!

Camps take place at: The Meditation Center of Chicago (White Steeple)
5849 N. Nina Avenue, Chicago IL 60631
M-F unless otherwise noted. 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Aftercare is optional)



Camp1June 26-30:
Cardbaord City (Ages 5-11) $150
We are redefining the MakerSpace concept and putting a geographic twist on it! This camp is all about creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking and global perspectives. Come dressed to get messy, and be prepared for a fun time. Anything goes in this camp!



Camp1July 5-7:
America the Beautiful (Ages 5-9) $90
Don’t go too far this summer…Wander Our World and explore the greatest country on Earth, the United States of America! Campers will have a blast putting together the 50 states on our GIANT floor map every day and creating a masterpiece of their “road trip”. This is one lesson on the U.S.A. you don’t want your kids to miss!



Camp2July 5-7:
Geo-STEM Rockets (Ages 9-12)
Aerospace engineering is a fast growing field. Private companies now offer flights into space. In this exciting STEM program campers will explore the forces that make rockets work as well as the history behind our "race to space". Students will design their own rockets. This will be an out of this world experience.




July 10-14:
Geo-STEM Bridges (Ages 9-12) $150
Explore the world through the lens of a Structural/Mechanical Engineer. In this exciting Geo-STEM class we will visit bridges from around the world and study the different forces that keep bridges and structure standing soundly. We will design, build and test our own bridges too.




Camp4July 10-14:
Wander Our World (Ages 4-9)
Travel the world this summer! Campers will have a blast while becoming culturally aware of other countries in the world. Our well-rounded program includes the hands-on experience of our Travel Trunk of artifacts that are mostly sourced from the country of origin.


July 17-21:
Geo-STEM cars. (Ages 5-9) $150
We will explore the different automotive designs from around the world. We will design and build several different wind powered vehicles. Using mathematics students will determine their award winning design and race their best cars!





July 17-21:
Mystery Geography (Ages 8-12) $150
Do you like the cooking showChopped? This is our twist! We challenge campers to upcycle recyclable materials into works of art. The challenge? You don’t know what you will get in the mystery box for supplies, and you won’t know what you’ll be asked to create!


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