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Free Summer Camp in a Box Series

Due to the current pandemic, summer camps will look much different this year, and many will not be meeting at all. To help keep our citizens engaged while also remaining safe, Elizabethton Parks and Recreation and the Carter County Drug Prevention Coalition has teamed up to give area youth a summer camp experience while at home this summer.
This seven-week program provides themed activities tailored each week to help keep youth engaged, active and inspired. Most boxes will serve rising kindergarten through 5thgrade ages, though there are three themes for 6th-12thgrades that will also be available.
Boxes are packed for the week complete with a schedule of what to do (and how) for each day of the week. A free lunch for the participant on the pickup date is also provided. Pickups will take place at the Elizabethton Recreation Center, 300 W. Mill St., Elizabethton, each Monday beginning Monday, July 6, through Monday, Aug. 17, from 11 a.m.-noon, only. A limited number of boxes will be available, and they will be given on a first come/first served basis. Participation is free! The schedule will be as follows:
Week One: July 6-11
Beach or Bust (Grades K-5) OR Mental Health Marathon (Grades 6-12). Pick up at the Elizabethton Recreation Center Monday, July 6, from 11 a.m.-noon.
Week Two: July 13-17
Reboot! Fortnite Fun (Grades K-5). Pick up at the Elizabethton Recreation Center Monday, July 13, from 11 a.m.-noon.
Week Three: July 20-25
Jr. Chef (Grades K-5) OR Managing Stress (Grades 6-12). Pick up at the Elizabethton Recreation Center Monday, July 20, from 11 a.m.-noon.
Week Four: July 27-31
To the Rescue: Super Hero Week (Grades K-5) Pick up at the Elizabethton Recreation Center Monday, July 27, from 11 a.m.-noon.
Week Five: August 3-7
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (Grades K-5) Pick up at the Elizabethton Recreation Center Monday, Aug. 3, from 11 a.m.-noon.
Week Six: August 10-14
Take Me Out to the Ballgame! (Grades K-5) Pick up at the Elizabethton Recreation Center Monday, Aug. 10, from 11 a.m.-noon.
Week Seven: August 17-21
Get S’more Out of Life (Grades 1-12) Pick up at the Elizabethton Recreation Center Monday, Aug. 17, from 11 a.m.-noon.
For more information about the Summer Camp in a Box Series, find the events listed on Facebook on pages for the Elizabethton Recreation Center and The Carter County Drug Prevention Coalition.
To stay up to date, visit Elizabethton.orgunder the Parks and Recreation tab and on Facebook @elizabethtonparksandrecreation for future announcements, or for more information, please contact the Elizabethton Parks and Recreation Department at 423-547-6441.

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