For the first time ever, this July Active SWV offered a one-week long summer day camp to Fayette county youth. Over the two sessions summer camp ran, Active SWV camp counselors and guest activity hosts led 37 total kids through activities, games, team building exercises, stand up paddle boarding, Leave No Trace training, outdoor survival skills, and more.
Throughout camp, participants mixed activities with journaling and reflection time to maximize their learning experience.
Active SWV’s summer camp was made possible by funding from a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant that Active SWV, Coda Mountain Academy, and Camp Royal together were awarded in 2020. The grant supports five years of after school and summer programming, so Active SWV’s summer camp for Fayette county youth will be back in action next summer. In the meantime, Active SWV will resume its volunteer led Kids Run Clubs at Fayetteville PK-8 and Oak Hill Middle School this fall with support from the 21st Century grant funds.