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Boardman Park camp gives campers fun experiences


Published: Fri, September 1, 2017 @ 12:00 a.m.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.A camper pulls their own weight at the Boardman Park Camp on Aug. 7.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.A group at Boardman Park Camp's teamwork station works on solving a puzzle on Aug. 7.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.A Boardman Park Camp counselor lobbed a pitch to swinging camper on Aug. 7.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Pictured, from left, are Kelsey, Dharma, and Anna drawing with sidewalk chalk at Boardman Park Camp on Aug. 7.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.A team of campers worked together to solve a puzzle at Boardman Park Camp on Aug. 7.

By ZACK SHIVELY zshively@vindy.com

Boardman Park Camp gave children from kindergarten through sixth-grade lessons focused on science, art and teamwork at the park on Aug. 7.

The camp had a special event with the Davey Tree Expert Company. Their station taught the children how to climb trees using a pulley system. A rope wrapped around a tree branch and down to a seat, where the child sat. The child then pulled the rope and hoisted themselves up to the tree branch and rang a bell in the tree.

Other stations included a sports event on the baseball field that taught the campers batting and fielding techniques, a teamwork area where the children helped one another solve puzzles and an art station where the children wrote skits and drew pictures with sidewalk chalk.

The camp also offered events later in the week from the Green Team and the local fire department.

The camp ended on the Aug. 18, but it is offered every year.

For more information on the camp, visit www.boardmanparkcamp.com.


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