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Camp at school sizzles with learning

By Staff | Jul 3, 2018

RUTH FRY/The Luminary 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.

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.

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.”

RUTH FRY/The Luminary William Wingfield instructs student, Regin Hughes, the art of making a sunny-side up egg in the third day of the East Lycoming Education Foundation Fun Camps at Hughesville. “Kids in the Kitchen” is just one of many exciting and learning camps that students were offered in the two-week program.

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.

PHOTO PROVIDED Older students got to learn the fundamentals and mechanics of Power Sports with Best Line in Muncy Township during the East Lycoming Education Foundation’s fun camp last week. They worked on two and four cylinder engines and learned how to properly maintain ATVs and UTVs. They also used a computer to diagnose problems.

PHOTO PROVIDED The hands on chemistry class taught by Lisa Strouse was a very popular course during summer fun camp, and filled up quickly for grades 5-7.

RUTH FRY/The Luminary During the week of June 11 these students enjoyed “Kids in the Kitchen” during East Lycoming’s Summer Fun Camp with instructor Ernst-Wingfield. Left to right sitting: Sean McClain, Aiden Kerscher, and Trent Wentzel. Standing: Brett Whitmoyer, Lillian Jenkins Boyer, and Christopher Braggalone. Parents were invited on the last day to share their culinary creations.