Adventure Youth Try Their Hands at Landscaping
By Jody Record, Campus Journal Editor
August 3, 2011
Campers attending the Thompson School of Applied Science’s Adventure Youth Summer Day Camp spent part of their week sprucing up the grounds near the Housing Office and the New England Center. They also planted flowers at the Oyster River Middle School and the Oyster River High School. The Thompson School greenhouse donated the plants.
“The Adventure Camp is a great opportunity for the Thompson School to reach a younger audience while providing a part of our mission of career preparation,” says Regina Smick-Attisano, Thompson School director. “The camp lets these youth experience varying career areas while having fun and seeing UNH from a different perspective. Personally, it is one of my favorite weeks of the year as it is a celebration of what the Thompson School does best – hands-on, minds-on learning.”
Fifteen students entering sixth to eighth grade attended the camp whose focus is on career awareness and exploration. This year included activities from the business, culinary arts and ornamental horticulture disciplines, among others.
The summer day camp was launched in 2005 with a three-year grant from the AgrowKnowledge Center, a National Science Foundation initiative.