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News Briefs: Students go to math camp

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Special to the DailyFirst-grade Math Camp students counted horses at Sweetwater Ranch.

EDWARDS ” More than 90 of Edwards Elementary School’s dual-language students recently completed the school’s fifth annual summer “Math Camp.”

Teachers, who were the counselors at the three-week camp, tried to come up with exciting lessons that had math hidden in them, said Gen Sansone, a fifth grade teacher who is the camp’s coordinator.

“The kids are able to see how math fits into so many different areas of our lives and that it isn’t just computation,” Sansone said.

This year’s theme was Wilderness Survival and consisted of two field trips per week. Students visited a fire station, Sweetwater Ranch, Sylvan Lake and also went whitewater rafting, among other activities.

Lessons included outdoor cooking, using maps, orienteering and study of animal habitats.

“When we ask the kids what math they used that day, we really have to help them see how it was integrated ” proof that learning can be engaging and fun and you don’t even realize it,” Sansone said.

VAIL ” The Vail Recreation District this summer in a running a new camp for kids age 8 to 13 who are seeking outdoor adventures. Extreme Camp Vail comprises an array of outdoor activities and costs $40 per child, in addition to daily Camp Vail fees, which vary for residents and visitors.

Extreme Camp Vail’s schedule is as follows:

– Monday: Horseback riding and tubing ” kids ride at 4 Eagle Ranch near Wolcott then go tubing on the Colorado River near Dotsero. Space is limited to 13 children.

– Aug. 1: Nova Guides rafting trip ” Children will take a trip down the Colorado River from Shoshone to Glenwood Springs. Participants should be comfortable swimmers. Space is limited to 13.

– Aug. 8: Climbing with Meet The Wilderness ” Children work on climbing and bouldering skills on the sandstone cliff in Wolcott. Space is limited to 11.

Campers must be dropped off between 7:30 to 9 a.m. and picked up between 4 and 5:30 p.m. at Camp Vail at the Children’s Ski School building in Golden Peak. Children will need to pack a sack lunch and snacks as needed. Gear is


For more information, call the rec district’s Youth Services Department at 479-2292. For information other activities, go to

AVON ” Movies will be shown on a big screen along Nottingham Lake this summer, starting tonight, with “Grease.”

The movies, which will start between 8 and 8:30 p.m., are free and guests can bring picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs. Items related the night’s film will be offered each week. Tonight’s first 100 visitors get a root beer float.

After Friday, the schedule is:

– July 28 ” “Friday Night Lights”

– Aug. 4 ” “The Legend of Zorro”

– Aug. 11 ” “Batman Begins”

– Aug. 18 ” “Zathura”

EAGLE COUNTY ” The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office and the Colorado State Patrol along with other local law enforcement agencies will be conducting DUI checkpoints in Eagle County Friday through Sunday.

The Checkpoint Colorado Campaign funded by the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Vail Daily, Vail, Colorado

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