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Summer Day Camps Getting Underway at Grand Vue Park in Moundsville

Photo by Alan Olson Grand Vue Park’s aerial adventures course is ready to welcome guests over the summer.

MOUNDSVILLE — Grand Vue Park in Moundsville is making plans for the park’s fifth annual summer day camp.

Beginning Monday, Grand Adventures Leadership Camps will be offered for children preschool through 5th grade from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m, Monday through Friday through August 6, with an option of before and aftercare services, according to Ben Bolock, assistant general manager for Grand Vue Park.

Camp Director Wendy Clutter said the day camp’s themes are based around leadership and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education.

“On Monday, our STEM activity is trying to build a kite that can fly,” Clutter explained. She said they are doing this activity in conjunction with the park’s kite festival scheduled for next weekend at the park.

Clutter said they will utilize many different areas of the park, including the miniature golf course, playground, disc golf and aerial park. In addition to resources at the park, Clutter said they also will utilize the city of Moundsville’s swimming pool and playground areas. They are using the city’s Four Seasons swimming pool this year because the park is in the process of renovating its pool. The children will be transported to city destinations by school buses.

Clutter said campers will also participate in a number of special activities throughout the summer, visiting the Marshall County Fair, the historic Cockayne Farmstead and the Grave Creek Mound historical site. In addition, the camp will work in conjunction with the local WVU Extension office. Clutter said the camp offers a variety of programs, including a nutrition program.

According to Bolock — new for the camp this year — they are offering school bus transportation at designated bus stop locations throughout Marshall County for families that don’t have access to transportation.

The camp also offers breakfast and lunch at no additional cost through the Marshall County Schools food program and their camp counselors are certified teachers. Bolock said that, other than the camp’s before and aftercare program, there are no extra costs for the use of the park or city amenities.

To register for the camp go to the park’s website at grandvuepark.com. For more information, call the park’s main office at 304-559-4694.

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