Summer campus life at FGC isn’t just for college students, it’s also an enrichment opportunity for local youth. Over the past three years, FGC has revamped and expanded its summer camp programs, which are available to upper elementary and middle school students. From soccer, basketball, volleyball and running, leadership, environmental sciences, STEM, and e-sports all the way to fishing, cheer, and theatre, each camp is available to students ages 8 to 14 and provides the opportunity for them to learn new skills in a fun, exciting way with an educational twist.
“We saw that need in the community and figured what a great opportunity to capitalize on and to bring those kids out to campus and expose them to FGC along with the learning and enrichment for the summer.”Rebecca Golden (FGC’s Athletic Coordinator)
“We saw that need in the community and figured what a great opportunity to capitalize on and to bring those kids out to campus and expose them to FGC along with the learning and enrichment for the summer.”
Kicking off in June, each camp is offered Monday through Thursday as part of a morning or afternoon session. With a $65 fee per camp, campers are provided with a free t-shirt, lunch if they decide to take both camps available that week and the chance to choose from 11 different subjects geared to an array of interests.
One of the newest additions to be offered in the future is an e-sports camp. Students in this camp will learn the history of video games, get the chance to create their own game and virtually compete with one another. For those with artistic ambitions, theater camp takes students through the basics of acting so they can write and star in their very own production. For sports enthusiasts, volleyball, basketball, soccer and running are taught by the college’s head coaches, allowing these camps to act as a future recruitment tool. Outdoor appreciators can opt for fishing or environmental sciences and more outgoing personalities can learn leadership or cheer. Whatever their passion, FGC gives campers a broad range of activities to take part in.
Despite their increasing popularity, with 314 campers participating in 2019, providing summer camps to the youth of the community wouldn’t be possible without generous donations from individuals and businesses like Nutrien, who have been a continuous supporter and sponsor for FGC’s summer camps.
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