SCC helps kids be their own heroes


By Eva Queen - [email protected]



Thirty-eight children attended Super Hero Training camp at Surry Community College where they learned how to channel their inner superhero and discover their very own powers. Front Row (left to right): Luke Wright, Charlie Johnson, and Nolan Moser. Second Row (left to right): Ethan Unsworth, Grayson Unsworth, Miles Ballentine, Eli Seipel Parks, Finn Ballentine, Colin Crockett, Alex Brown, Alec Hudson, Naaman Ballentine, Carter McPeak, Grant Stanley, Brody Sheets, Baker Leathers, Trey Fussell, Oscar Stanley, and Phoebe Flippin Third Row: Ben Flippin, Macie Flippen, Kara Towe, Luke Tidd, Mark Andrews, Alejandro Torres, Jack Hardy, Gavin Bush, Evan Bush, Holden Cox, Joe Bevard, McKennon Hiatt, Cohen Locklear, Liam Hazelwood, Ayden Hicks, Rhett Currin, and Karsen Flippen.


Eli Seipel Parks adds his personal touch to his super hero cape.


Luke Wright takes his turn on the obstacle course as Trey Fussell, Eli Seipel-Parks, Phoebe Flippin, Baker Leathers wait their turns. Volunteers Jameire Bryant, SGA President, and Bradford Simmons keep a watchful eye.


Liam Hazelwood leaps over pretend flames as part of his super hero training as Mark Andrews and Oscar Stanley watch.


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.

Thirty-eight children attended Super Hero Training camp at Surry Community College where they learned how to channel their inner superhero and discover their very own powers. Front Row (left to right): Luke Wright, Charlie Johnson, and Nolan Moser. Second Row (left to right): Ethan Unsworth, Grayson Unsworth, Miles Ballentine, Eli Seipel Parks, Finn Ballentine, Colin Crockett, Alex Brown, Alec Hudson, Naaman Ballentine, Carter McPeak, Grant Stanley, Brody Sheets, Baker Leathers, Trey Fussell, Oscar Stanley, and Phoebe Flippin Third Row: Ben Flippin, Macie Flippen, Kara Towe, Luke Tidd, Mark Andrews, Alejandro Torres, Jack Hardy, Gavin Bush, Evan Bush, Holden Cox, Joe Bevard, McKennon Hiatt, Cohen Locklear, Liam Hazelwood, Ayden Hicks, Rhett Currin, and Karsen Flippen.
http://mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_SHC1.jpgThirty-eight children attended Super Hero Training camp at Surry Community College where they learned how to channel their inner superhero and discover their very own powers. Front Row (left to right): Luke Wright, Charlie Johnson, and Nolan Moser. Second Row (left to right): Ethan Unsworth, Grayson Unsworth, Miles Ballentine, Eli Seipel Parks, Finn Ballentine, Colin Crockett, Alex Brown, Alec Hudson, Naaman Ballentine, Carter McPeak, Grant Stanley, Brody Sheets, Baker Leathers, Trey Fussell, Oscar Stanley, and Phoebe Flippin Third Row: Ben Flippin, Macie Flippen, Kara Towe, Luke Tidd, Mark Andrews, Alejandro Torres, Jack Hardy, Gavin Bush, Evan Bush, Holden Cox, Joe Bevard, McKennon Hiatt, Cohen Locklear, Liam Hazelwood, Ayden Hicks, Rhett Currin, and Karsen Flippen.

Eli Seipel Parks adds his personal touch to his super hero cape.
http://mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_SHC2.jpgEli Seipel Parks adds his personal touch to his super hero cape.

Luke Wright takes his turn on the obstacle course as Trey Fussell, Eli Seipel-Parks, Phoebe Flippin, Baker Leathers wait their turns. Volunteers Jameire Bryant, SGA President, and Bradford Simmons keep a watchful eye.
http://mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_SHC3.jpgLuke Wright takes his turn on the obstacle course as Trey Fussell, Eli Seipel-Parks, Phoebe Flippin, Baker Leathers wait their turns. Volunteers Jameire Bryant, SGA President, and Bradford Simmons keep a watchful eye.

Liam Hazelwood leaps over pretend flames as part of his super hero training as Mark Andrews and Oscar Stanley watch.
http://mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_SHC4.jpgLiam Hazelwood leaps over pretend flames as part of his super hero training as Mark Andrews and Oscar Stanley watch.

By Eva Queen

[email protected]

Reach Eva Queen at (336) 415-4739 or [email protected]

Reach Eva Queen at (336) 415-4739 or [email protected]

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