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Local youth gain valuable knowledge during annual Cofield Summer Camp

COFIELD – The Cofield Summer Youth Program kicked off its camp beginning June 25 with Mayor June S. Wynn speaking to parents/guardians about her expectations for this year’s program.

The program was under the direction of Carolyn C Bond, Director; Breana Wynn, Assistant Director, along with Radasia Sessoms, College Intern; and Nateia Crumpton, Youth Volunteer, providing additional support for the campers.

During the trajectory of the program, the campers were actively engaged in both educational and recreational activities. There were approximately 32 campers actively enrolled in the camp.

The daily schedule focused on enhancing math, reading and writing skills, with science, social studies, and arts incorporated into many of the activities. The students were also engaged in recreational activities such as basketball, movie time and board games.

Field trips gave the campers a different avenue/perspective to acquire knowledge in other areas. Sylvan Heights in Scotland Neck allowed them to acquire knowledge of the various types of birds and have first-hand experience feeding them at the Landing Zone. The campers also visited the Hertford County Public Library in Winton for two presentations; The Children’s Museum of Virginia, “Sounding Out” and Bright Star Children’s Theatre, “Old McDonald’s Sing-along Farm.” The campers thoroughly enjoyed the different venues and the information and experiences provided by each.

Robita Baker, Behavior Support/LEA PBIS Coordinator for Hertford County Public Schools, shared her knowledge and insights with the campers on Bullying, Anger Management, and Problem Solving. This interactive presentation included a short skit and hands-on activity with the campers.

The campers also had the opportunity to engage in making “slime”, using baking soda, food coloring and glue.

The staff feels that the camp was very successful in that it provided the campers with diverse opportunities for both enrichment and education in a relaxed and fun-filled setting.

Penny Turner-Hall, Cofield Town Clerk and site supervisor, ensured the staff and campers were provided with all the necessary tools and materials needed to run a smooth operation with this event.

The program concluded on Friday, August 3.