Food Bank Keeping Kids Fed, Active with Summer Camp

June 20, 2014

Some kids from the area are getting the chance to try some new things at summer camp this year.

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank puts on six summer camps, each of which focuses on hands-on learning experiences for campers from pre-kindergarten to 10th grade.

Campers are also provided breakfast and lunch every day, which comes out to about 40,000 meals for the summer. However, camp organizers say the real goal of the camp is to keep students engaged during the summer with fun activities.

"We do lots of different things, you know? Not only the food, but we try to keep them active," says Recreation Manager Erica Goode. "We try with arts, music, dance. Kind of all the fun stuff that they don't get to do in school or maybe do as much of in school."

Campers also have a chance to participate in classes for Zumba, gymnastics and fencing, as well as field trips.

Click on the link on the side to learn more about the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.

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