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For Siouxland children, summer camp is about learning and fun

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Summer camp is about fun and learning at Camp Goodwill. Summer camp is about fun and learning at Camp Goodwill.
SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NE (KTIV) - For 86 years, Camp Goodwill has hosted a summer camp.
    
This year is no different, with children being able to participate in a number of activities.

Wednesday, four classes were on the docket - drama and theatre, digital photography, GPS navigating and campfire cooking.
    
Children of all ages at the camp had the chance to take on one of the challenges.
    
One counselor was working GPS navigation, and he noted that it would be a challenge for the kids to learn to operate certain systems.

"We give them a set of GPS systems that already have wave points in them," said counselor Aaron Peterson. "They learn how to navigate themselves. They learn how to tell compass directions."

Camps like Camp Goodwill give children a chance to learn not just everyday skills, but life skills as well.
    
Counselors believe gaining that experience is beneficial to the kids.

"I think they like how hands-on it is," said counselor Emily Berntson. "It's different than school, which is just books and watching the screen. But most of it's hands-on and doing different things with us."

The week's worth of camp is valued at $270 per child, but Camp Goodwill charges $20 dollars per child.

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