Stories from intrepid reporters attending the Illinois Press Foundation Journalism Workshop at Eastern Illinois University
Camp Sokkia is a day camp that does service projects weekly, influencing the kids and the community around them. The camp is through the Decatur Family YMCA for ages 5-12. The camp is a based around children exploring their talents. The camp includes field trips to various area attractions and although this may just seem like a fun summer camp for kids it also doesn’t forget to include community service.
They volunteer at the Catholic Charities weekly to assemble food boxes to be delivered throughout the area. The student have also made cards for cancer patients and plan on doing more service projects throughout the summer.
“What we are doing today is developing kids,” said Matt Whitehead, YMCA CEO, “That’s what our camp is all about.”