We are excited t share the news that our school district has been selected for a camp-school partnership by the American Camp Association and National Summer Learning Association. The application was written and submitted in collaboration with Camp Echo Lake and the Warrensburg Student Enrichment Fund (WSEF), a separate 501(c)3 of the school district, and as a result secured $25,000 in funding. Warrensburg is just one of ten districts across the United States selected for this opportunity.
WSEF and Camp Echo Lake will provide a one-week (Monday through Friday) day camp on the campus of Camp Echo Lake. The program will be provided for 50-100 students entering grades 7, 8, and 9. Students will participate in a range of typical camp activities centered around athletics, outdoor adventure and camp crafts, performing and creative arts, and aquatics. The day will be divided into three morning activities and two afternoon activities, with at least one opportunity to swim each day. The camp will provide a morning snack, a midday hot lunch and an afternoon snack each day. WCSD will provide transportation to and from camp for students if needed.
In addition to the traditional camp activity components, students will participate in a leadership-development track which will continue into the school year. During camp, there will be one activity session built-in each day to provide leadership development programming, which would include such topics as communication; role modeling; respect and responsibility; and diversity, equity and inclusion.
Camp Echo Lake’s Owner and Director Tony Stein said, "Camp Echo Lake is delighted to continue to partner with Warrensburg Schools and is thrilled to host this new camp. The success of all of Warrensburg School’s enrichment programs is a direct result of the wonderful teachers and terrific kids involved."
Warrensburg Superintendent of Schools Amy Langworthy said, “It is really exciting to be one of the ten schools selected in the nation. This is a fantastic opportunity for our students, and we are fortunate to live in an area with strong school and community partnerships.”