TUPELO – Summer break will begin this afternoon for thousands of students in the Tupelo Public School District.
But while its schools will not be holding classes during the next couple of months, the district will host several camps that will allow students to learn while having fun during the summer.
Tupelo’s annual Camp Opportunity will begin June 6, and will span all four weeks of June. During that time, the district will host 15 different five-day camps at Lawndale Elementary for Tupelo students who have completed kindergarten to sixth-grade. All camps will be held from 8 a.m. to noon.
“The camps are opportunities for kids to engage in a different kind of learning from the regular school year,” said Deputy Superintendent Diana Ezell. “They are able to go into depth on narrow topics and explore their interests and become mini-experts.”
Various camps explore pirates and the Arctic, feature reader’s theater and pottery and teach students how to make sign language or play chess.
“It will give them fun experiences that will keep them from being bored,” said camp director Teresa Gregory, a challenge teacher at Lawndale.
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