Field Trip: A science a day keeps the 'learning loss' at bay, say YMCA Camp Kern counselors

OREGONIA, Ohio - Teachers around the Tri-State use innovative and creative means to engage their students and instill a love of learning. With our "Field Trip" series, we head back to camp or school for lessons in what works.

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For some summer campers, science class was in session the week of June 16. Youths at YMCA Camp Kern had the opportunity to learn while having fun with a variety of science activities.

“They (campers) may already be interested in science, but if not, we try to show them it’s not just boring numbers and periodic tables; it can be fun, too,” said camp counselor Grady Simms.

While campers are learning about science and gaining new skills, they also are learning the YMCA’s values: Caring, trustworthiness, honesty and responsibility.

“We try to instill values in the kids, like sharing, not to bully and not to fight,” Simms said.

WCPO Insiders can read more about the fun and learning at Camp Kern. 

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