SUMMER CAMP: Kids Enjoy The Outdoors

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School is out and summer camps are underway. One group of metro kids have been taking a field trip for a special history lesson Thursday.

The Salvation Army’s summer day camp took a field trip to the Living History Farms.

The kids aged five to 12 got to go inside several of the historic building in Urbandale. They learned what blacksmith’s did and what an old school house was like.

The day camp combines educational experiences with good ole’ summer fun.

The 80 kids enrolled in the camp also go through a reading camp, go swimming, fishing and bowling.

“A lot of these kids are bored at home, the parents need a place that is entertaining. Instead of playing video games, this keeps them  active all summer,” explains Suzanne Reynolds.

The program is offered through August 16th at a relatively low fee to families.