JULY 31, 2014 – This morning, more than 1,300 Explorers campers and their teachers headed to the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex for a closing celebration.
Explorers is a three-week camp for rising second- and third-graders who go to Title I schools, which are schools where a high percentage of students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches. Students from the school system’s 22 Title I elementary schools participated in the camp, which was held at 10 elementary schools.
Groups of students from each of those schools performed at the celebration. School board members Vic Johnson, John Davenport and Jill Tackabery were on hand.
Patsy Squire, the school system’s Title I director, came up with idea for the camp. After receiving the approval of Superintendent Beverly Emory, Squire found Executive Coaching Enterprises to create a curriculum and run it using teachers and others who work in the school system.
For a story about the camp, go to Explorers Summer Camp
Here are some pictures from the celebration: