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Thursday, 04 June 2015 21:33

By Carolyn Lee

The Imperial Republican


“Go Wild With Science” is the theme of this year’s SCORE (Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences) camp in Chase County.

Monday, children who picked up their camp gear during final registration were surrounded by cut-outs of tigers, elephants and more, reminding them of the adventures to be had next week.

As of Monday 326 children had registered for the camp, held June 8-12. There are 120 children each in the first and second grade and the third and fourth grade camps, with a waiting list in both camps. There is still space available in the fifth and sixth grade camp, with 86 registered.

The first and second grade and the fifth and sixth grade camps will be held June 8-10, while the third and fourth grade camp will be held June 10-12.

Campers will visit Chase County Schools, Champion Lake, Swinging Bridge Ranch, Champion Memorial Park and Open Country Adventures.

Volunteer Chairman Chelsea Zuege said she still needs adult volunteers to be group leaders in the first and second and the fifth and sixth grade camps. She may be contacted at 308-883-0010.

Monday students picked up their lunch coolers, schedules and their safari green t-shirts. Water bottles will be handed out at the camp, so campers should bring water the first day.

An open house June 10 at Chase County Schools is open to the public. Demonstrations for all ages will be held from 6-6:30 p.m.

The Fontanelle Forest Raptor Recovery program will begin at 6:30 p.m., and Wildlife Encounter will give a program at 7:15 p.m.

A Star Party will be held at 9 p.m. at the Jeff Wallin home, weather permitting. It is also open to the public.

This is the 27th year SCORE has been held as a hands-on science camp.


Campsite closed

Camping at the north end of Champion Lake will be closed during the SCORE camp. Camping will open again the evening of June 12.