Kids build knowledge at EHOVE summer camps

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Alissa Widman Neese
Jun 19, 2013

 

A preview of today's schools feature story, from EHOVE Career Center:

More than 225 students attended EHOVE Career Center summer camps during the past two weeks.

The campers, representing more than a dozen area school districts, each participated in hands-on activities to increase their knowledge in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

This summer’s offerings included culinary arts, video gaming, duct tape designs, inventions, robotics and racing.

“They’re always working with their hands and rarely sitting down,” said Kitty Smith, the career center’s executive director. “Kids often just view it was something fun to do, but parents are happy to know they’re always learning in the process, even if they don’t realize it.”

Often educational fun is achieved with something as simple as a roll of multicolored duct tape.

Kendall Collins, 10, paraded through a summer camp classroom this past week donning a large blue, pink and green duct tape bow in her brown hair. In less than a week’s time she learned to blend science and art to create fully functional items entirely out of the tape, including purses, flip flops, pillows and toy boats.

“I’ve had so much fun,” said the soon-to-be fifth-grader from Bellevue. “I’m going to get my own tape for home and make my own creations all summer long.”

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