Summer @ Park's Edge

By: Audrey Pernik Email
By: Audrey Pernik Email

August 3, 2007

A local summer camp for the youngest residents of Park's Edge has been made possible by the Albemarle Housing Improvement Program and other various community resources.

The staff and campers themselves say whether it's an African drum lesson or a chance to color outside the lines, there's never a dull moment at camp.

The nine week long camp serves 80 low income kids. It's the first year for this program and theres no other camp like it in our area.

"So far so good. It has been a good camp. The kids are very excited about the activities we do. We have a lot of guest presenters come in. We have a lot of resources from the community come in," said Harold Boyd, Program Director of the Brown Youth Consultant Team.

To find out if the camp's really been a success, go no further than to the kids themselves.

"If you get stuck on a math problem people are here to help you out. I can keep up my education here so that I won't get too far behind when school starts up again," said 10-year-old Sage Corbin.

The camp teaches the youth how to get along with one another. It also provides each camper an opportunity to be themselves. Some call that hearing the beat of their own drummer.


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