Kamp Kiwanis to be held at Kids America

| May 31, 2019

COSHOCTON – There is a new summer day camp option for children in our community thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Coshocton and Kids America.

Kamp Kiwanis will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 8-12 at Kids America.

“We approached Kids America about doing this because we felt it was something that was needed in the community,” said Kelly Bratton from Kiwanis. “I was thinking about working parents. We have a lot of activities here but sometimes it’s hard for working parents to get their kids to them.”

The camp is for children ages 5-12 and cost is $35 for the whole week.

“We tried to make it as affordable for as many people as possible,” Bratton said.

Campers will be fed breakfast, lunch, and a snack and enjoy a wide variety of activities throughout the week.

“We have the camp packed full of everything we can,” Bratton said. “Myself, Missy Grimmett, and Isaac Bush (from Kids America) have done a lot of planning for it. Kids America will have some staff helping and there also will be volunteers coming to make events happen that week.”

There will be games, sessions on sports, dance and cheerleading, and several guest speakers coming to share their talents with the campers.

“We are very fortunate that local area high school coaches are willing to volunteer and bring some high school athletes with them to help,” Bratton said. “These kids have the chance to be good positive role models. It will be nice to see the younger ones being helped by the older ones.”

To register, call 740-622-6657 or visit www.kidsamerica.org. Registration deadline is July 1. Kids America is located at 1600 Otsego Ave.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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