Going for the gold: Hundred participate in Boyle’s educational summer camp

Published 9:45 pm Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Boyle County School District opened its annual Black and Gold Academy on Monday. The week-long camp is free for students in kindergarten through eighth grade who are registered in county school system. More than 730 signed up for the camp and are taking a variety of classes that interest them.

There are about 70 classes offered, including “CodeMasters,” where students design video games using programs like Scratch and Bloxels; “YouTube Famous” which trains students to become a YouTube sensation while producing a vlog; “The Big Build” in which students help build the new middle school while spending time on the construction site with contractors; “Flea Market Flip,” where students repurpose flea market finds and turn scrap paper into creative creations with Mod Podge; “Scalpel Squad: Oceania,” where students investigate marine life, then dissect sharks and other sea creatures on dry land; “Drone Diversions,” where students earn wings while navigating the skies with the latest drone technology; and “Go-Kart Mechanic,” where students start from scratch and work together to build a fully functional go-kart.

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