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Academic summer camp in Joplin celebrates 20 years

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An academic summer camp in Joplin celebrates 20 years at Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School.  The school says the camp is just as important to have kids exercise their minds as their bodies this summer.

Anna Buckley is a Missouri Southern State University graduate who is now leading the Intermezzo Piano Academy this week at the Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School.  The weeklong program is part of the wider Summer Discovery Academy.

"During the summer you can lose so much academically if you aren't studying or using your mind as much, so we're challenging students and getting them to use what they already know and build upon that," says Buckley.

It's not just music kids signed up for the six week camp are learning.  Summer Discovery Academy offers oil painting, academic learning even physical courses like volleyball.  Even one preparing kids on skill they will need going into middle school.

"I think it will help me be more confident about taking tests, and accomplishing my homework," says Jayden Moore, a Discovery Camp participant.

While it'd be easy to think the kids would rather be spending summer days at the pool instead of hitting the books, the Discovery Academy says that's just not the case.

"It's a lot more fun to be able to be creative and be able to just sit and kind of let your mind explore what to say about what you think and you can just make up a whole entire new world," says Tate Acelynn, also a Discovery Academy participant.

Teachers say it's also about finding creative and interesting ways for students to learn.

"I'm doing a 'Classics and the comic books' for third through fifth grade classes to really learn and get to know things, and to make sure we're preparing for the future, but also this is summer and it's fun," says Discovery Academy teacher Clayton Carnahan.

The kids come across from the Four State area to learn skills they might not get in the classroom and make some lasting friends in the process.

The Academy says they have 150 kids already signed up for the camp and that there is still plenty of time to sign your kids up.  The camp runs through August 16.

For more information visit http://www.tjeffschool.org/summer/

 

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