Last Friday morning at Gilpin Manor Elementary School, some participants were frolicking on playground equipment while others were playing the old timeless classic sport kickball. "Most of the days we go outside and play," camp staffer Samantha Reynolds said. "Then we go inside and do stations."
There are weekly field trips that typically tie into the week's theme. Campers have been to the Turkey Hill Experience in Columbia, Pennsylvania and Saraha Sam's waterpark. A trip to Dutch Wonderland is planned.
Camp Discovery runs until the week before public school starts.
"It gives them a place to have fun during the summer," Reynolds said. "It's a place where they can continue to learn. They can be around their friends from school and make new friends."
Kendal Thomas, 10, of Elkton, was excited to make new friends with Alek and Max. "I like playing with friends and having a good time," Kendal said.
Said Eva Cook, 11, of Rising Sun: "I like coming to play every day. I like to play kickball and it's also fun learning."