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Scenes from the second week of Kids Summer Camps at RLC

The second week of Kids Summer Camps at Rend Lake College saw students of all ages getting active outside, practicing their skills, and learning in eight different camps. The students participated in Adventures Under the Sea, Blastoff, Drone Zone, Garbage Pail Science, Martial Arts, Minecraft, My Buddy & Me Cake Creations, and Survivor camps.

These and more photos can also be found on the RLC Flickr page.

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Mt. Vernon’s Liam Bullard launched his rocket “Splendor” Thursday afternoon during Blastoff! camp. Each of the dozen campers made their own rockets during the week.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

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Campers spent part of Monday morning in Minecraft Camp measuring the RLC Clocktower in preparation to build their own version of the landmark in the game and ultimately print their clock towers on the college’s 3D printer. Pictured is, FROM LEFT, Erica Zirkelbach of Mt. Vernon, Camden Overturf of Benton, Benjamin Zirkelbach of Mt. Vernon, Morgan Payne of Ina, Kaden Payne of Ina, and Elijah Klimek of Mt. Vernon.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

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Camper Tony Kistner of Scheller helps Survivor Camp Instructor Breanna Whitley finish building a solar still. The campers learned the still will collect water from the soil as the sun heats it and condensation forms. It was one technique taught during the popular camp.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

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Three Drone Zone campers took a break from practicing in an obstacle course Tuesday for a group photo before heading back into learning all about flying drones. Pictured is, FROM LEFT, Elias Birchett of Broughton, Jaden Clark of Benton, Camp Instructor Chris Edwards, and Jase Heiman of Sesser.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

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Martial Arts Camp Instructor Gary Douglass teaches campers Tate Miller of Mt. Vernon, CENTER, and Benjamin Zirkelbach of Mt. Vernon, RIGHT, about blocking Tuesday afternoon. Campers learned several other self-defense techniques throughout the week.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

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Gracie Young, RIGHT, and Abigail Marshall of Mt. Vernon place rainbow-colored scales on their drawings of “The Rainbow Fish” during Adventures Under the Sea camp.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

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Abigail Johnson of Whittington, LEFT, and Emma Hall of Mt. Vernon learn about acidic and basic solutions during Garbage Pail Science camp Thursday. They mixed cabbage juice with different solutions to determine their pH.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

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The popular Blastoff! Kids Summer Camp returned this year and each student created their own unique rocket as part of the four-day program. The campers are, in alphabetical order, Elisa Black of Mt. Vernon, Katelyn Black of Mt. Vernon, Liam Bullard of Mt. Vernon, Trever Confer of Sesser, Joey Copple of Benton, Zoe Green of Mt. Vernon, Carter Hertenstein of Mt. Vernon, Lane Jackman of Ina, Sawyer Overstreet of Mt. Vernon, Kaden Payne of Ina, Maya Rounds of Sesser, and Bobby White of Mt. Vernon.
(Photo by Emily Oxford / RLC Photo)

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Camp Instructor Breanna Whitley of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, CENTER, explains the process of collecting condensation as a fresh water source during Survivor Camp Tuesday morning. Through the heat of the day, Whitley also focused on the life-saving techniques of staying positive and hydrated.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

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Campers Karma Davis of Mt. Vernon, LEFT, and Reyse Stasko of Mt. Vernon top their cupcakes with icing during My Buddy & Me Cake Creations camp Tuesday. They then joined the rest of the campers in handing out their goodies on campus.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

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A focused Elias Birchett of Broughton navigates through part of an obstacle course in the RLC Rec Tuesday afternoon during Drone Zone camp.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

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Campers enrolled in Martial Arts learned proper techniques for punching and blocking skills Tuesday afternoon in the RLC Rec.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

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Charlie Shupe of Mt. Vernon adds M&Ms to warm water during Garbage Pail Science camp Thursday afternoon. The experiment focused on how the different color dissolved.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)