Hope For Our Future camps open this summer for local students

Friday, May 11, 2018

Putnam County has a new opportunity for summer activities for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Hope For Our Future is owned and operated by Chelle Hendershot, who is currently a teacher in the Greencastle school district and has more than 25 years of experience working with children in school and camp settings.

The camp will take place at 804 Albin Pond Rd. in Greencastle.

There are several weeks and themes of camps from which to choose. The first week of summer will be a babysitter certification camp. This week is for students currently in grades 5-8. During the camp week, the kids will become certified in CPR and First Aid. They will also dive into topics like child development and appropriate activities and discipline for various ages of children.

They will make a bag of activities and materials to use with the children in their care, and they will learn how to talk to parents, what information they should know before sitting, ways to keep themselves safe in different situations, and how to deal with the financial part of sitting.

The cost for the week is $140. Some of the kids from this camp will be invited to help with the other camps offered this summer.

Other weeks are for kids currently in grades kindergarten through fifth and include STEM camp, arts and theater camp, fitness camp and an end-of-summer carnival camp.

Full information can be found at www.hopeforourfuture.org and parents can also register, pay and apply for scholarships at the site.

For more information, visit the site or call Chelle Hendershot at 317-459-6334.

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