Offering much more than an XBOX summer for 6th-9th graders
Week-long sessions include outdoor field trips and activities
Community service is an important part of the Kidventure Leads experience
Camp sessions begin June 4th and run through the week of July 9th
The program is called Kidventure Leads, and Patrick Biron, the Camps Coordinator, is calling all 6th through 9th graders to step up and join the fun beginning next month.
"Each week in June and July we have a motivational guest speaker come in to talk to the kids, followed by an all day community service trip."
"We round out each session with good, fun, positive socialization including sports, challenges, and field trips to places like Laser Tag and Hawaiian Falls Water Park."
Biron says the motivational speakers include people like Walter Patterson, who contracted Polio as a toddler, but didn't let that stop him from climbing to Mt. Everest's base camp.
"He'll be speaking to the youth about how having a good attitude in the face of adversity can change everything."
Community service activities for campers will also include working with groups like Buckner International on the Shoes for Orphans Souls project, the Citizens Development Center, Senior Source, Recycle Revolution, and the North Texas Food Bank.
"We're excited to offer this unique program to the families in Lake Highlands, especially since parents of children in this age group sometimes feel like summer activities are limited to XBOX or just letting them hang out at the mall."
Kidventure Leads is hosted at the St. Patrick School in Lake Highlands and offers week long sessions beginning June 4th.
Boys and girls entering grades 6-9 are eligible to participate.
Camp hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with extended care hours available.