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Kids Summer Camps return to Rend Lake College

The first week of Kids Summer Camps at Rend Lake College featured many different activities for campers, such as using their creativity to make delicious desserts or unique crafts, or spending their day being active and learning about health and nutrition. Some campers also got the chance to be up close and personal with local professionals, such as the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and the RC Flight Club. Campers participated in Art Exploration, Bertie Ham’s Chefs of Tomorrow, Glider and RC Flight, Junior Law Enforcement Academy, and Let’s Get Fit camps.

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K9 Handler Deputy Ryan Weeks from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and K9 Deputy Tico gave a demonstration to campers in the Junior Law Enforcement Academy Tuesday morning.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

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A dozen campers created their own patterns on craft sticks during Art Exploration with instructor Sharon Corn, SECOND FROM RIGHT, Monday afternoon. Campers pictured are, FROM LEFT, Annabelle Levault of Sesser, Phoebe Woodrow of Springerton, Emma Rapp of Dahlgren, and Makayla Daugherty of Coello.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

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James Lewis of Mt. Vernon, LEFT, and Tyler Butler of Marion work together to pour their banana nut bread mixture into trays during Bertie Ham’s Chefs of Tomorrow camp Monday in the RLC Student Center.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

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Tate Miller of Mt. Vernon tries on the jacket of a K9 training bite suit Tuesday during an interactive portion of the Junior Law Enforcement Academy camp.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

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Eight campers joined RLC Rec Director Tyler O’Daniel for Let’s Get Fit camp Wednesday morning for kickball action and learning about nutrition. Pictured is, FRONT ROW, FROM LEFT, Victoria Drew of Benton, Makayla Daugherty of Coello, Abigail Johnson of Whittington, and Lilianne Johnson of Whittington; BACK ROW, Charlie Schupe of Mt. Vernon, Tony Kistner of Scheller, Colton Burke of Woodlawn, and Bobby White of Mt. Vernon.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

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RC Flight Club Vice President John Griffin helps camper Liam Bullard of Mt. Vernon navigate a remote control Sig Kadet plane at the club’s flying field north of RLC Wednesday afternoon during the first Glider and RC Flight Camp. Also pictured is Cliff Christensen of Mt. Vernon and Al Jones of Mt. Vernon, both members of the RC Flight Club.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

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Benton’s Camden Overturf, LEFT, and Waltonville’s Gunner England focused on creating unique designs during Art Exploration camp Monday afternoon.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

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Elizabeth Halley, LEFT, and Isabella Halley, both of Dahlgren, opt to add pecans to their banana nut bread mix during Monday’s Bertie Ham’s Chefs of Tomorrow camp.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

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Chief Deputy Clint Taylor of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department shows three girls enrolled in the Junior Law Enforcement Academy camp about handcuffs Tuesday. The girls are, FROM LEFT, Gabriella Buhl, Tatum Taylor, and Addison McMillion, all of Mt. Vernon.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

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Half of the Glider and RC Flight Camp took turns flying a Sig Kadet remote control plane Wednesday north of campus. Campers pictured are, FROM LEFT, Liam Bullard of Mt. Vernon, Karter Lansdowne of Mt. Vernon, Tony Kistner of Scheller, and Sawyer Overstreet of Mt. Vernon. Also pictured are members of the RC Flight Club, Cliff Christensen of Mt. Vernon, John Griffin of Mt. Vernon, and Al Jones of Mt. Vernon.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

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The second half of the Glider and RC Flight Camp practiced their flying skills with FPV (first-person view) quadcopters in the RLC Rec. Pictured is, FRONT ROW, FROM LEFT, Bobby White of Mt. Vernon, Lucas McCuvvins of Sesser, and Adam Parks of Mt. Vernon; BACK ROW, RC Flight Club President Dave Black of Mt. Vernon, Colton Burke of Woodlawn, Nathan Ragland of Sesser, and RC Flight Club member Bob Trober of Du Quoin.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)