School is out but kids taking part in the Final Destination summer program through Southeast High School have been very busy. They’ve visited the George Washington Carver National Monument and Joplin Regional Airport, as well as Science City and the Zoo in Kansas City.
“We have had many trips to Greenbush with classes on 3-D printing, claymation movie making, learning to design a city on the computer, and the students had a day of fishing and going on the ropes course,” said organizer Charity Chrysler. “Some of the students beat their fear of heights.”
Chrysler said they are making sure days spent on campus are both fun and educational as well.
“Some of our classroom fun has been exploding watermelons, making elephant toothpaste, Oobleck and slime,” she said. “The students had a Junior Master Chef cooking contest with Principal Malle as our judge.”
Several teachers are taking time out of their summer break to spend time with the kids, including technology instructor Brad Coots and Ag Science instructor Scott Sutton.
And the summer fun is just starting.
“We will continue our trips to Greenbush; there will be more classroom fun with cooking and chemistry, biology, games and weekly prizes; water fun like water balloon volleyball and life size foosball with sprinklers,” Chrysler said.
For every day a camper attends their name is entered into a drawing that will be held at the end of the program, with the prize being an iPad. Plus, for any camper who attended 10 days in June and attends 10 days in July, or attends 20 days in July, they will be able to go to the final trip – Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun.
Chrysler said there’s still time to join in the fun. Southeast students who will be in 6th through 12th grades are eligible to attend. The free camp is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, and includes a free breakfast and lunch.