Summer camp offers opportunities for students
May 9, 2011
Food, fun and service are combining for the college’s annual Learn 2 Serve camp,
an academic camp for rising fifth- through eighth-graders to be held June 13 through
Sessions will be from 8:15 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Turner Hall. Lunch and snacks
will be served.
This year’s theme is “Food for Thought,” according to Lindsey Lingenfelter, camp
“We will look at how food affects us locally, nationally and internationally,”
she said. “We’ll also be focusing more on service, and have several service projects
lined up, including working at a soup kitchen, a local farm/garden and a food drive.”
Afternoon activities will include games, sports and swimming, but the service
component is key, Lingenfelter said.
“Each week we will guide the students in an organized service event for our community,”
she said. “We are also fortunate to have the same teachers and coaches returning
to lead this year’s camp.”
Students will participate in two academic classes during the morning session that
will be taught by four teachers who hold master's degrees.
“This summer program offers students many opportunities to build positive social
behaviors related to forming and maintaining relationships, assertiveness in problem
solving and critical thinking,” Lingenfelter said. “Value will be placed on respect
for individual differences.”
The camp will offer a blend of academic studies, physical education and service-learning
“Service -learning is a form of education where students learn what is needed
to fix a pressing community problem and then actually implement their solutions,”
Lingenfelter said. “The goal of the program is to provide students with an exciting
learning environment that promotes mental, social and physical well-being.”
The cost is $225 for all three weeks, with a discount offered for families with
multiple campers. Go here
to access this year’s Learn2Serve application.
For more information, contact Lingenfelter at
or (706) 880-8087.