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Summer camp donates to charity

Lindsay McClure, of the Record Staff

Many lessons instilled at a young age carry into adulthood. At the Deer Valley Resort Summer Adventure Camp kids are learning about recycling and giving back to the community. Campers raised money by selling artwork they created over the course of the summer. Proceeds from an auction held at the camp last week were donated to Recycle Utah.

Camp counselor Steven Snyder said the auction was, for the most part, attended by parents, resort employees, and other individuals with some connection to the camp. The artwork covered a broad spectrum of mediums including paintings, drawings, paper-mache, sculptures, and items made from pipe-cleaners. Many of the pieces were made from recycled goods explained Terry Rowe, supervisor of the five and six year-olds program.

The campers raised $460. Recycling center outreach director Lola Beatlebrox visited the camp to receive the check and talk with campers about recycling on Aug. 13. Beatlebrox said that the money will be used to help operate the center, specifically targeting the re-use department.

Rowe said that one of the major themes throughout the summer has been recycling. When asked what they do to reduce, reuse and recycle, camper responses included riding their bikes and scooters, picking up trash, and teaching their parents how to recycle.

The summer day camp welcomes students on a daily, weekly, or seasonal basis. Campers range from ages one through 12 and include both local kids and vacationers. The camp ends Aug, 22. For more information call 645-6648.


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