95 students from all walks of life spent the day participating in SEICCA’s Yes Camp. The goal was to help children transition into successful adulthood.
“We are hoping that when the children leave this camp, they will learn how to conserve energy, how to help their parents save on utility bills, maybe remind their parents of ways that they can,” said Shantay Miner of SEICCA.
The camp goes beyond just learning how to conserve energy. It also teaches the children how to save money and ways to develop healthy eating habits at a young age.
“With the nutritional class they learn how to cook a basic healthy snack and so we want them to take away from this how to eat healthier,” continued Miner.
This is the second year that the YES Camp has been held at the Pocatello Community Charter School and organizers hope to make it their permanent home.
“Not only do they incorporate renewable resources here, windmills, solar panels, they have a garden,” said Miner. “It’s a great facility.”
The YES Camp had a 30 percent increase in participants this year over last and they hope to continue that growth next summer. Registration for next year’s camp is expected to take place shortly after spring break.