Half-Day Camp full of summertime learning

Summer mornings were spent in the classroom as local children participated in Anoka-Hennepin Community Education’s Half-Day Camp program.

Students entering first through sixth grade this fall enjoyed themed camp experiences at Anoka Middle School for the Arts’ Fred Moore campus and at Morris Bye Elementary School.

Wild and Wacky Science had the kids making miniature clay mountains, mixing a faux lava concoction and learning what makes volcanoes erupt. They also made some homemade slime and created some icy art, too.

During the Around the World camp experience, students virtually toured the world, exploring a different country’s culture with music, food, games and artwork.

Fire and Ice meant campers could play some freeze tag, make an igloo, craft a sun catcher, or build a snowman.

For Splish, Splash and Upcycle camp, kids played at sponge relays and conducted water experiments. They also increased their knowledge of healthy eating and proper exercise and learned how to take recycled supplies and upcycle them into some fun stuff.

Anoka-Hennepin Community Education paired with University of Minnesota Extension staff and 4-H personnel to offer half-day campers a well-rounded summer camp experience.

For information regarding Anoka-Hennepin Community Education fall courses, visit www.discovercommunityed.com between Aug. 1 and Aug. 5 when fall course catalogs and registration will be posted.

Sue Austreng is at [email protected]

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