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School of Rock comes to Green River

Staff writer

Rylan Fabert rides a skateboard during School of Rock Summer Camp.

For five weeks during this summer, the School of Rock comes to Green River Community Center/Boys and Girls Club. So far 40 children from Green River have signed up to attend the action packed days of summer camp.

The summer camp is being held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. each day with activities and classes filling the day. Each Monday is games and sports day. The children who attend the summer camp will play games and do sports for the time at camp.

Then on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, there are classes and fun. For the classes, half of the children have arts and crafts, skateboarding, singing, dancing or musical instrument classes while the other half attend horse classes While at the horse class at Terry Coppin's stable, the students learn every facet of equestrian care. When they first arrive, they learn how to property saddle a horse before the riding lesson. Following the riding lesson, the students are taught how to properly unsaddle the horse, brush it down, feed and water the horse, and clean the stalls. The the two groups change places.

Friday at the School of Rock summer camp, the children do a service project in Green River. They are doing many different projects around Green River.

Along with the camp, the children are served breakfast and lunch which is provided by the Utah State Office of Education summer food program. Nancy Mitchell and Lisa Weihing are the dedicated food service personnel at the center who prepare the meals.

Four summer VISTAs come to the community center each day to help with the School of Rock. They are Zina Willard, the fund raiser and grant writer, Joyce Wilson, the volunteer coordinator, Lisa Greenhalgh, the teen mentor, and Barb Benson, the educational person. The summer VISTA associates are Terry Coppin, Katie Colonna, Danny Greenhalgh, Adrian Lucero, and Amanda Larson.

Following the School of Rock summer camp, Susan Wilde holds 4-H for Green River children. She is teaching these children many basic household skills, such as cooking and sewing. Many of the students are preparing projects to be displayed at the Emery County Fair. Many of the children who attend summer camp remain for 4-H.

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