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BOCES career camp encourages imagination

by jmaloni
Sat, Jul 23rd 2011 07:00 am

Area students are having a blast this summer at the Orleans/Niagara BOCES Career and Technical Education summer camp. The program, which is in its first week, is exposing students entering the fifth to seventh grade to different career opportunities.

Coordinator Anedda Trautman says the response from students and their parents has been great. "The students are getting exposed to a lot of things that they have never encountered before or they already have a passion for and their enthusiasm is overwhelming," she said. "We offered them 10 classes to pick from and they get to chose four they wanted to attend." Because last year's program was so popular, Trautman added another week to the camp with a different set of programs.

This week students are participating in: "CSI-Crime Scene Investigation"; "Foods of the World"; "Traveling America"; "We Got the Bling ... Bling"; "NASCAR Pit-Stop"; "Put the 'Ahh' Back in Spa"; "Real Life ER"; "Behind the Scenes"; "Create Your Own Dream Scape"; and "Ready for Lift Off." Next week's offerings are: "Law and Order"; "Team Challenge"; "It's Electrifying"; "Taste of the States"; "Nanny 911"; "What Not to Wear"; "Can You Float Your BOAT?"; "The Daytona 500"; "Pampered in Paradise"; "Boot Camp": and "Houston, We Have a Problem."

The programs are held at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center in Sanborn. There are spaces left for next week's camp. For more information, visit www.onboces.org or contact Trautman at [email protected]

In the photo (left to right) "Foods of the World" teacher Bob Ihle with students Samantha Allen and Kayla Baumgartner, both of Niagara Wheatfield, and Brooke McDonald of Lewiston- Porter.

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