DOBSON – Thirty-eight children ages 3 to 6 recently attended Super Hero Training day camp at Surry Community College.
Campers learned how to channel their inner superhero and discover their very own super powers.
Children created their own cape and mask and used their super powers to fight off villains through a variety of activities.
Throughout the camp, children learned how to work together as a team and unite their forces for good.
Kasey Martin, coordinator of students and community engagement at Surry Community College, reported that the camp was highly popular this year.
According to Martin, the waiting list was so long this time that she is planning a larger camp next year.
“I had a blast with the campers and cannot wait to see their super faces again next summer,” said Martin.
Martin decided to offer this event after hearing of several “princess” camps, but not many targeted toward boys.
“I wanted to get all ages of the community engaged,” added Martin.
The superheroes camp lasted over three days.
On the first day the children figured our their superhero identity. Martin dispensed capes and masks that could be decorated. “They could create who they really wanted to be,” said Martin.
On day two the children were given superhero challenges. Being split into groups, they were each given missions to complete at different stations. Including jumping over fire to rescue a teddy bear, practicing webbing skills (shooting silly string at targets) and knocking down towers (buildings).
On the final day the students had to complete a timed obstacle course on all of the missions they were given on day two successfully. Once completed, the students were awarded a certificate of graduation of Super Hero Training.
“It was a great experience for the children and a lot of fun to coordinate,” said Martin.
For the children, the camp was fun, but also could have a positive impact on their self-image.
Martin said it also gave the kids and their parents a chance to get familiar with the college campus. Perhaps one day the children could return as college students.
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