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Old Homosassa Learning Center Summer Camp 2018 Update

By Kathy Green Posted on July 16, 2018

OHLC is now into the sixth week of summer camp.  Free Summer Camp!

And I thought I’d give you an update.  With pics of course!

Jessica MacRae Evans and Samantha Strait, our Summer Camp coordinators, are both teachers at Crystal River High School and have spent their summer teaching and entertaining the local kids at summer camp.  These women have done an awesome job–there have been anywhere from 15 to 23 kids every day.  Jessica and Sami also recruited several members of the Crystal River High School Key Club to help out.  There is no way so many kids would have had this fun opportunity without the Key Club volunteers.

Each week had a different theme.

Old Homosassa Learning Center Summer Camp 2018 Update
Nature Week — Jessica took the campers on a hike at the Chassahowitzka Salt Marsh Trail.
Old Homosassa Learning Center Summer Camp 2018 Update
Nature Week, River Safaris invited the OHLC Summer Camp for a cruise on the Homosassa River. River Safaris took out two boat loads of campers and then served them hotdogs and chips afterwards!
Old Homosassa Learning Center Summer Camp 2018 Update
Cooking Week — chocolate dipped peanut butter balls was one of many recipes that the kids tried that week. They also made aprons!
Old Homosassa Learning Center Summer Camp 2018 Update
Harry Potter Week

Old Homosassa Learning Center Summer Camp 2018 Update

Old Homosassa Learning Center Summer Camp 2018 Update
Super Hero Week
Old Homosassa Learning Center Summer Camp 2018 Update
Medieval Times Week

While there is a different theme every week, Friday is always set aside for water fun.  Usually that includes water balloons, slip and slide and last week they added kiddie pools.

Old Homosassa Learning Center Summer Camp 2018 Update

Old Homosassa Learning Center Summer Camp 2018 Update
Not just the kids get to enjoy Water Day!

When scalloping season started and after a LOOOOONG week running the camp, those same Key Club volunteers along with Jessica and Sami, parked trucks and trailers at the Homosassa Civic Club to earn money to go to conference!  All money collected went to the Crystal River Key Club.  This is NOT an easy job.  It’s hot and humid and they were dealing with people that had waited as much as 90 minutes to put their boat into the water.  But they did it with a smile and came back for more!

Old Homosassa Learning Center Summer Camp 2018 Update
Samantha Strait
Old Homosassa Learning Center Summer Camp 2018 Update
Jessica MacRae Evans

Old Homosassa Learning Center Summer Camp 2018 Update

Old Homosassa Learning Center Summer Camp 2018 Update

Old Homosassa Learning Center Summer Camp 2018 Update

Old Homosassa Learning Center Summer Camp 2018 Update

Jessica and Sami have agreed to run the summer camp again next year.  Yeah!  And they already have plans to make it even better!  Gotta give a big shout out to these two amazing women and all of the Key Club volunteers!

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Njosorio says

There have also been several other teen volunteers from Lecanto High school.

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Kathy Green says

All volunteers are truly appreciated!

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