60 aides to guide gifted camp

By Julia Latchana, Asst. Section Editor

This summer’s sixth annual gifted camp will be educating about 335 elementary and middle school students with the help of about 60 volunteers.

“It’s a great opportunity to work with kids and earn service hours,” said sophomore Luke Lindgren.

Volunteers will receive about 70 to 80 hours over the two weeks from July 16-27, participating in the activities from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The camp is split between elementary and middle school kids. The former have to take three set classes, and an elective class, also known as their humanities, and the latter only have three humanities.

Humanities include courses like cooking, art, debate, scientific visualization, robotics, newspaper and world civilization; the set classes are courses like physical education, English, STEM and marine biology.

“I participated in YSA in middle school, but never in the gifted camp,” junior Rachel Raybuck said. “I wanted to see what it was like and see all the smart kids that remind me of myself when I was younger.”

Posted: May 7

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