Danville camp teaching at-risk kids important life skills

Kids learn leadership, teamwork, communication skills


DANVILLE – A camp is taking place this week in Danville to help at-risk kids.

The Danville Parks and Recreation's Outdoor Camp is designed to help teach six to 12 year-olds leadership, teamwork and communication skills.

The kids come from primarily low-income families.

Each day, the kids get picked up from a local daycare center and get to do outdoor activities that they may not be able to afford to do.

A grant from the Womack Foundation pays for the camp.

Thursday, kids got to go rock climbing and then ziplining at Dan Daniel Memorial Park.

"We really, really like to build on communication skills and how to talk to each other. A lot of the kids, they have trouble with communication; communicating with adults, with each other," said Danville Parks and Recreation Outdoor Coordinator Kyle Autrey.

"So we really like to teach them how we communicate with each other and how they can take that into their lives," Autrey continued.

The camp wraps up on Friday.

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