Whitesburg KY

Summer youth camp planned

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will host a camp for area youth. The event, sponsored by the college and Operation UNITE, will be held at the Cumberland campus July 8, 9 and 10 and is for children grades 5 through 8.

The camp will be under the leadership of Southeast faculty and staff and those associated with UNITE, a drug intervention and education organization that serves the Fifth U.S. Congressional District of Kentucky.

The free camp will begin each day at 9:30 a.m. with breakfast and continue until 2:30 p.m. as participants take part in a variety of fun exercises designed to enhance “mind, body and soul.” Enrollment will be limited to the first 50 applicants.

Campers will go on scavenger hunts across the campus, study of insects and other creatures, hear lectures and view films shown by members of the Kentucky State Police that deal with drug awareness and prevention. Additionally, participants will receive eye screenings provided by members of the Lions Club and take part in a reality store exercise where they will learn ways of managing money and personal time.

Also, the camp will include time for playing various games. On the final day of the camp, July 10, the afternoon session will include attendance to the annual UNITE Basketball Camp at Harlan County High School and under the direction of former Kentucky

Wildcat Jeff Sheppard. He was the NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player in 1998.

Camp directors will be Cathie Day, Henry Hughes and Tom Vicini.

Transportation will not be provided, however, children from across Harlan County and the region are invited to participate.

To enroll or for more information, contact Cathie Day at 606/589-3027, 589- 3193 or 589-3038 or cathie. day@kctcs.edu.

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