FLEMINGSBURG — Fleming County Chamber of Commerce is internet hosting its annual Neighborhood Journey day camp July 25-27.
Government Director Crystal Ruark mentioned the chamber has hosted the camp for a variety of years in partnership with Fleming County Cooperative Extension workplace however for the final two years, it has been hosted solely by the chamber. The extension workplace nonetheless contributes to sure applications although, Ruark mentioned.
There are solely 20 spots obtainable for the free day camp which is for youths aged 8-13 and it’s already half full although Ruark mentioned they may have a wait checklist in case some campers don’t present up. Campers will meet at Frank L. Newman Memorial Park, camp is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“This yr we’re going to be specializing in security, will probably be on farm security. We have now Agpro coming with a tractor to speak to the youngsters about farm security and tools security,” Ruark mentioned.
Ruark mentioned she hopes to even have a speaker come out to debate ATV security however she continues to be ready for affirmation.
“We have now somebody coming to discuss lawnmower and weed-eating security as a result of it includes the age of the youngsters who will begin doing that for summer season jobs and chores,” she mentioned.
Native veterinarian Emma Jones can even go to the camp to speak about pet security and will presumably convey just a few pets together with her, she’s going to speak to the youngsters about the right way to deal with a pet Ruark mentioned.
“We may have lunch after which arts and crafts within the afternoon, one of many lecturers from the elementary college will come and assist us with that,” she mentioned.
Additionally on schedule is a spokesperson for Fleming/Mason Electrical who will include an electrical trailer to speak to the youngsters about downed energy traces and what to be careful for, in keeping with Ruark.
“Additionally presumably careers and alternatives with electrical co-op, not simply the road males there however alternatives contained in the group,” she mentioned.
Fleming County Library’s bookmobile can even come by and do a yoga program with the youngsters and allow them to join a library card Ruark mentioned.
“The youngsters which have by no means been on a bookmobile will get that chance, our library right here may be very lively and so they have lots of applications for youths,” she mentioned.
The bookmobile is a van filled with books, it goes to totally different areas in the neighborhood the place children could not have easy accessibility to the library Ruark defined.
“Stops are scheduled and the youngsters or mother and father can get on the bookmobile and select a e-book and signal it out and when she comes across the subsequent week or two weeks she’s going to choose these up and so they can choose one other one. They will additionally name the library and inform them a e-book they’re thinking about studying and they’ll pull that and have it on the bookmobile for them the subsequent time she makes a cease,” she mentioned.
Different actions embody video games and inflatables with an impediment course and Yeti’s Shaved Ice can be scheduled to cease by Ruark mentioned.
“Thursday is normally the preferred day and the best way we finish our day camp annually. The youngsters get to do a fishing match referred to as cops and Bobbers. All of our native legislation enforcement, our metropolis police division, our sheriff’s workplace, our Kentucky State Police and Fish and Wildlife at all times get collectively and host a fishing match on that final day. They fish over on the reservoir,” she mentioned.
Campers are allowed to convey their very own fishing poles however they don’t have to as every thing they want will probably be supplied Ruark mentioned.
“On the finish of the match whoever caught probably the most and whoever caught the biggest will probably be offered a prize. Then they put together lunch for the scholars and have video games and actions for them within the afternoon,” she mentioned.
Dad and mom or guardians thinking about signing their children up for the day camp can name the chamber workplace at 606-845-1223.
“We thank the group for permitting us to do that and we do our greatest to ensure every baby who attends our day camp walks away with a brand new expertise and information of issues we’ve in our group,” she mentioned.