Summer Day Camps Begin at Grand Vue Park in Moundsville | News, Sports, Jobs
MOUNDSVILLE – Grand Vue Park in Moundsville is preparing for the park’s fifth annual summer day camp.
Starting Monday, Grand Adventures Leadership Camps will be offered to K-5 children from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday through August 6, with an option of before and after child care, according to Ben. Bolock, Assistant General. director of the Grand Vue park.
Camp director Wendy Clutter said the day camp themes are based on leadership and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education.
“On Monday, our STEM activity is trying to build a kite capable of flying”, Clutter explained. She said they were doing this activity in conjunction with the park’s kite festival scheduled for next weekend at the park.
Clutter said they would use many different areas of the park, including the miniature golf course, playground, disc golf, and aerial park. In addition to the park’s resources, Clutter said they will also use the town of Moundsville pool and play areas. They’re using the city’s Four Seasons pool this year because the park is renovating its pool. Children will be transported to city destinations by school buses.
Clutter said campers will also be participating in a number of special activities throughout the summer, visiting the Marshall County Fair, the historic Cockayne Farmstead and the historic Grave Creek Mound site. In addition, the camp will work in conjunction with the local extension office of WVU. Clutter said the camp offers a variety of programs, including a nutrition program.
According to Bolock – new to the camp this year – they offer school bus transportation to designated bus stops throughout Marshall County for families who do not have access to transportation.
The camp also offers breakfast and lunch at no additional cost through the Marshall County Schools Food Program and their camp counselors are certified teachers. Bolock said other than the pre-camp and post-camp care program, there are no additional charges for using park or city amenities.
To register for camp, visit the park’s website at grandvuepark.com. For more information, call the park’s main office at 304-559-4694.