YMCA offering summer day camp

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Good news for some Buncombe County middle schoolers this summer, the YMCCA of WNC is offering free summer day camp for rising 7th, 8th and 9th graders.

The camp, based at Reynolds Middle School, includes breakfast and lunch from the YMCA Nutrition department and is funded by a 21st Century federal grant, a United Way grant and local contributions.

Campers will go on weekly field trips and have the chance to choose from a variety of activities, including filmmaking, comic book creation, STEAM, outdoor education, sports and wellness, art, cultural studies and more.

"Camp Quest is completely free of charge to families, provides a safe space for middle school-age youth during the summer, and is a great opportunity to continue learning outside the classroom with hands-on activities," said Angel Chandler, K-12 operations director of the Horizons 21st Century program at the Y.

Camp Quest will operate Tuesday-Thursday, June 26-Aug. 9. Limited transportation options are available.

Enrollment forms are available at Reynolds Middle, Enka Middle, Enka Intermediate, Erwin Middle, Valley Springs Middle, North Buncombe Middle, Cane Creek Middle, and Owen Middle.

For more information and a look at what camps are available, click here.

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