We have photos by Jarondakie Patrick from last week’s end to Kids in Camp, run this summer by Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism.
On Thursday, August 9, the Cave Spring Elementary site took campers to Chuck E. Cheese for a field trip. The Penn Forest Elementary site took campers to McDonald’s and then returned back to the site for some games and fun.
Kids In Camp was for campers entering first to fifth grade. Jim Basham has been Camp Director for nine years and said he is always putting himself in a child’s shoes while planning events. This summer the kids went on more than 40 field trips throughout the nine-week summer camp.
Basham said one of the events included visiting the Herrmanns’ Royal Lipizzan Stallions in June.
“It was a special event. Kids were able to come up see the trainer and horses,” he said.
“The fact that they get to leave the site on a daily basis just makes it enjoyable for them,” Basham said.
Kids In Camp teacher Ashley Pimlott at the Penn Forest site said, “Being able to go on trip gives the kids something to do and us something to do too,” she said.
Maris Sigrisg, 8, said “My favorite probably the skate center. We got to listen to music we like.”
Kids In Camp teacher Debbie Uher at the Cave spring site said, “It’s like home; the kids are really comfortable with us.”
You can view the photos in the slideshow above, or in a gallery with captions here.