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COVINGTON, Ga. - Does your child get bored during summer break? If so, the NCCA and EHS FFA chapters have just the opportunity you’ve been looking for.
That’s right, students in (rising) kindergarten through sixth grade will have the unique opportunity to spend the week of May 28-31—learning about plants, wildlife animals, farm animals and more at the Newton College & Career Academy and Eastside FFA Aggie Academy.
According to Cecily Gunter, NCCA FFA Advisor, lots of outdoor play, games, hands-on activities, crafts and guest speakers are also on the Aggie Academy agenda.
“We will keep the students busy throughout the week with lots activities and all of them will connect to agriculture and our community,” Gunter said. “This is a great opportunity for our FFA students to not only teach others about a variety of agriculture topics but to also share their love for agriculture with younger students in our community. We hope this camp will serve as a way to connect our kids with the elementary school children in our area and start conversations about the importance of agriculture at home with their families.”
Gunter said NCCA and Eastside FFA students will take part in a two-day leadership class that focuses on building public speaking skills and teamwork to help prepare them to serve as camp counselors to Aggie Academy campers.
“The young campers will be gaining skills and knowledge that will impact their education,” Gunter said. “And our FFA members will also be gaining just as much if not more from this camp. It’s a win-win for all of the students who will participate in Aggie Academy.”
A $100 registration fee for the camp, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily during the week of May 28-31, is due by May 14 and includes a t-shirt, all activities and events, as well as a daily snack. Students will need to bring their own lunch each day. Due to space restrictions, only the first 150 students registered will be accepted. A completed registration form and check payable to “NCCA FFA” should be mailed or hand-delivered to NCCA FFA, Attention: Ms. Cecily Gunter, Newton College and Career Academy, 144 Ram Drive, Covington, Georgia 30014. Parents will receive an email confirmation of registration along with the Aggie Academy Information Packet once payment has been received.
Parents with questions regarding the camp may contact Ms. Cecily Gunter at email@example.com for more information.