21st Century Community Learning Centers Provide Fun and Educational Summer Camps In Bristol

July 31st, 2013

21st Century Mini Camp

The last week of June may have been a washout in terms of weather, but inside Snyder-Girotti Elementary School, kids with bright minds and curious taste buds continued to have fun. Sports, iPad moving making, camp jammin’, and Eat and Play sessions were some of the activities students participated in during this week-long mini-camp. Staff were impressed by campers’ ability to create structures such as airplanes and houses while others were open to trying green smoothies made out of fresh fruits and vegetables. This helped them learn how such food could provide a healthier diet. When asked about the airplane he had built, an energetic fourth-grader and future engineer said, “My uncle taught me how to build with K’Nex and I just use my imagination.”

Silver Lake Nature Center Summer Camp

Focusing on the hands-on experience of going outdoors and learning about the world around us, this summer camp quickly grabbed the attention of kid campers. Daily, kids go out on nature explorations and water studies that focus on plant and animal life. They’re also not afraid of getting down and dirty in the wetlands around the nature center. Back from a Marsh Meander covered in mud, campers talked excitedly about their explorations. During the muddy session, each child had a chance to get a better look and feel for the soil while examining the marsh environment.

ArtRageous Summer Camp

Throughout July and August, over 100 kids will participate in acting, dancing, voice, and writing at Bristol Riverside Theatre’s ArtRageous summer camp. Among the various activities offered, many of the children learn poetry and dance. Campers are encouraged to express their thoughts and creativity through writing. With the fun and exciting Ill Style dance group, kids find their musical rhythm while learning a fun dance piece. At the end of the camp, campers of the program will present and perform their creations at the ArtRageous showcase.

All programs were free of charge for any child in grades 4 through 12 currently residing in Bristol Borough.

United Way of Bucks County’s Bristol 21st Century Learning Community Centers is a non-profit organization committed to the belief that all youth deserve access to academic support & extracurricular opportunities that enrich their lives. For more information like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Bristol21stCCLC and follow us on twitter, @Bristol21CCLC.

About the contributor: Laiza Santos is the 21st Century Learning Center Intern at UWBucks for the summer. She is a rising senior at La Salle University majoring in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations. Interested in writing and engaging audiences creatively, UWBucks provides her with a platform to succeed and develop such interests professionally.

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