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WNC reading camp incorporates science into the activities

A three-week summer camp is in full swing for students in the Asheville City Schools system. Even though the focus is on reading, there are plenty of hands-on activities, as well. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

A three-week summer camp is in full swing for students in the Asheville City Schools system.

Even though the focus is on reading, there are plenty of hands-on activities, as well.

"It's actually fun sometimes, too, without reading a book and actually doing stuff with your hands," Talia and Madison said.

For example, the students learned a new vocabulary word while reading a science book about the different sources of light. Their next assignment was to use a flashlight and different items to create shapes with shadows.

"Yeah, you can make them longer and smaller," Kyren said of the shadows. "If you put the flashlight down, you put it down to make it bigger, and you pick it up to make it smaller."

The summer camp runs through the end of next week. This year, more than 100 students participated in the three-week event.

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