Local summer camps keep kids engaged

CHARLOTTE, Mich. (WILX) -- Many kids across Mid-Michigan have been spending the summer at camps. In today's Schools Rule, News 10's Lora Painter takes a closer look at on camp in Charlotte offering hands-on skills to help kids stay engaged and ready for the upcoming school year.


For Charlotte Public School's summer camp program, kids are learning through play. This summer is the highest enrollment the program's ever had. Camp coordinator Amy Smith has worked the program for the past four years, working with a wide range children from Olivet to Potterville. She said every week there is a theme where kids focus on different skills.

Amy Smith say, "It's engaging-- first off-- their senses. It's not just about what I'm seeing with my eyes. We're feeling, we're seeing, we're touching, We're doing what they want to do. It's very child-lead."

Every week they do field trips, plus swimming days and going to Oak Park for community events. Teachers and coordinators work closely with the school district to make sure the kids are continuing to use the skills they learned through the school day. Any Mid-Michigan child ages 5 to 12 are welcome to attend the camp.

For more information:

Jen Radee
Child Care Supervisor
346 State Street
Charlotte, Michigan 48813
517-541-5181 phone