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Camp at school sizzles with learning

July 3, 2018
By BARBARA C. BARRETT , The Luminary

HUGHESVILLE - With classes offered in cooking, painting, woodworking, robotics, and magic who wouldn't have fun at school. This summer for two weeks the East Lycoming Education Foundation has given a choice list of a wide array of summer programs and activities for all grades, including pre-K up to grade 12.

Week one featured 11 different classes and week two had 12 classes offered with over 300 students from the district enrolled according to Donna Gavitt from the school foundation. Classes ran from June 15 through June 22.

Around the beginning of May notices were sent home to parents. This is the third year for the summer camps according to Desiree Doebler, the school nurse who was on board to oversee any medications or mishaps should they occur.

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Kids who participated in ‘Around the World’ summer fun camp at Hughesville High School made pasta pot bowls from Italy during the week of June 11.

One of the more popular classes 'Around the World' was held during week one and took first to third graders around the globe to visit 7 continents. "We made a pasta pot in Italy, and a flag in Germany," said one of the participants.

Kids in the Kitchen filled up quickly for grades 4-7. "Kids not only love to eat, they love to cook," said instructor Ernst-Winfield. They made sandwich wraps, salad dressing and a salad. On the last day parents were invited to share what the students made. Trent, one of the students, said, "My dad likes it when I take home the food I make. I made a turkey, bacon wrap."

Kianna, age 11, said she enjoyed painting Pennsylvania barns with instructor Amana Emig, and wants to paint more at home. Lisa Strouse's Hands-On Chemistry class filled up pretty quickly she said for grades 5-8. They learned how to make slime (polymer science) and tested toothpaste for consumer chemistry.

The early grades especially enjoyed the music classes which were new this year and taught by Lea Cale who taught them songs using instruments.

Other popular classes held included Drone Coders, Music Mania, and You Be the Chef. Cori Cotner, curriculum director said, "This is my first experience here with summer camp. The kids are fabulous."

All students received a Certificate of Completion for Summer Fun Camps 2018.



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