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Keystone students volunteer their time

October 01. 2013 5:18PM

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Several students from Keystone College recently volunteered their time at the Project Hope Day Camp in Tunkhannock and the Oak Leaf Therapeutic Center in Nicholson

AmeriCorps student Brittany Goren volunteered for 300 hours at the Oak Leaf Therapeutic Horsemanship Center. She helped to care for the horses and to give the horses exercise. She also helped when owner Loretta Dragon would provide equine therapy for children with special needs or for adults who had suffered from strokes. Over the past summer, AmeriCorps students from Keystone College planted a butterfly and vegetable garden on the property of Oak Leaf THC. They also cared for the sensory flower garden that they had planted over the past two years there.

Other AmeriCorps students served as camp counselors at Project Hope Day Camp, located at Camp St. Andrew in Tunkhannock. This day camp is sponsored by the United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA. The day camp is for children from six to 12 years old. The children enjoy swimming in the lake, and in a swimming pool. They also do archery, boating, arts and crafts, hikes and a variety of sports. The camp ran from July 1 through August 2, from Monday through Friday.


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