Summer camp hopes to build teen character

OCCC’s Teen Xtreme summer camp and volunteer program aims to build character and foster youth involvement in the community, said Sports and Recreational Specialist Eric Watson.

Camp supervisor Lisa Barnum said, with activities ranging from interpersonal development to traveling to such diverse locations as a local animal rescue, as well as a Stillwater-based retirement center, the camp is an attempt at developing teens into future leaders.

The students, ranging in ages from 12 to 15 years old, also act as junior camp counselors for other summer camps that are hosted by the college, she said. They also are given the opportunity to act as youth leaders and develop their organizational skills.

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