By: Paula Walter
School is out and kids are already asking the dreaded question, “Mom, what can I do?” The Johnson County A.C.T.I.O.N. Coalition has an answer to that as they are holding a fun-filled week of discovery. Children will learn about healthy bodies, drug education, science experiments, team building, making good choices and fun crafts. The camp will even include a trip to the Hands on Museum in Johnson City, among many other activities.
This year, the A.C.T.I.O.N Coalition will be hold two week long camps. The first week is June 27 thru July 1st from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. This is for children from five thru 11. The second week, for youth 12 thru 16, will be held July 4th thru July 8. The camp is held at First Freewill Baptist Church, located at 336 Hemlock Street in Mountain City.
According to Denise Woods of the A.C.T.I.O.N Coalition, each day will focus on making new discoveries. In the discovering me segment, students of all ages will learn about the effects of drugs and the importance of having a healthy body and making food choices. On the second day, the children will learn team building skills and how to make good choices. On discovering my world day, there will be cultural activities. Those attending will be introduced to the Spanish culture, along with an activity led by Lucia Herman. There will be science experiments and exploring the stars and the constellations. Students will explore DNA and how it works, while enjoying exposure to a variety of different crafts, fingerprinting and even a discovery bottle. One day will totally be devoted to the Hands on Museum field trip in Johnson City. Friday evening will be family night, similar to a Bible school commencement. There will be skits, songs, light refreshments and parents can hear all about their child’s week at summer camp. An effort of this size requires the assistance of those who give of their time and talents.
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