Dungannon kids camp teaches kids about local community

Campers look for wildlife in the Clinch River.


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Kids in Dungannon got the chance to learn about local art, music, and the environment Wednesday.

The Dungannon Youth Camp brought in instructors and musicians to show kids things like mountain folklore and driftwood art.

Wednesday, a smaller group of campers went to the Clinch River to learn about water wildlife.

Biologists from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries waded in with the kids to show them some aquatic animals.

Camp Coordinator Melody Reeves said that the camp is designed to invest in kids in the community, and it also helps them enjoy learning new things while school is out.

"I want them to have a chance during the summer to explore things in a fun way," Reeves said. "You know, there's no testing, no pressure like in the school year."

This is the second year Dungannon has hosted the camp. Staffers hope it will continue next summer.