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Cornstarch Slime a Big Hit at Kent City Fun Camp

Kent City Elementary students made cornstarch slime called Oobleck, visited with a Kent County Sheriff Department officer, painted a large canvas and headed to the pool during Summer Fun Camp, a Monday through Thursday three-week program for kindergarten through fifth-grade students.

“Our big thing is it’s a good way to get the kids out of the house and engaged with other kids,” said coordinator Sara Schutt.

A big focus is outside play, with educational activities held outside.

Students can attend for a week in June, July and August. The purpose was to create an affordable opportunity for students, at $35 per student per week.

“It’s just fun to see your friends and do all the fun stuff we do here,” said fifth-grade student Marissa Bracewell.

Kent City Elementary students Gabby Chrapek, Alyssa Sindecuse, Jack Jeffreys and Hayla Goble eat lunch outside during during Summer Fun CampStudents hit the playground after lunch during Summer Fun Camp

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Erin Albanese
Erin Albanese
Erin Albanese is associate managing editor and reporter, covering Byron Center, Kentwood, Wyoming and Grand Rapids Community College. She was one of the original SNN staff writers, helping launch the site in 2013 and enjoys fulfilling the mission of sharing the stories of public education. She has worked as a journalist in the Grand Rapids area since 2000. A graduate of Central Michigan University, she has written for The Grand Rapids Press, Advance Newspapers, On-the-Town Magazine and Group Tour Media. Read Erin's full bio


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