Free summer meals are available for children and teens when school is out.
All Children 18 & under
No Registration Required
No ID Required
To find a summer meal site close to you:
1-Text “FOODNC” to 877-877 / Envie “FOODNC” al 877-877
2-Call 1-866-3HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) / Llame1-877-8HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273)
WHO: Middle grade students (who will be in 6th through 8th grades beginning August 2018) from McDowell County Public Schools
WHEN: June 25-28, 2018 8:30am to 3:00pm
WHERE: McDowell High School, McDowell Technical Community College, and other area locations.
COST: FREE! Includes lunch and snacks!
TRANSPORTATION: Camp will begin each day at McDowell High School; transportation offered through an abbreviated bus route. Transportation to the off-site sessions will be provided.
More Information & Registration: http://www.mcdowelltech.edu/apps/pages/CampOpportunity or
Camp Invention takes summer fun and transforms it from ordinary to extraordinary!
In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Pleasant Gardens Elementary School is pleased to offer the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades K-6. It’s an exciting, weeklong summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Children will work together to seek solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills while rotating through several fascinating modules. The week begins on July 9, 2018 with the Fast Forward™ program!
Here is how young innovators will be spending their time:
Dreaming up and designing their very own futuristic smart home filled with gadgets, LEDs, technology and innovation
Using tools to take apart robotic dogs and compare their inner mechanics to the anatomy and physiology of a real dog
Designing tracks for their Optibots to follow while exploring different modes of transportation
Exploring chemistry, non-Newtonian fluids and magnetism as they investigate magnetic slime
All activities give participants the opportunity to explore, discover and achieve while having fun!
Local educators will facilitate program modules and enthusiastic high school students will serve as Leadership Interns, ensuring that one staff member is in place for every eight children.
Every registration includes a complimentary Camp Invention t-shirt. Availability is limited, so visit www.campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332 to secure your child’s spot today!
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
McDowell County Emergency Services is excited to announce that registration for Safety Camp 2018 is now open. During the camp, kids will be taught CPR, first aid, ATV safety, pet safety, water safety, along with other safety sessions. Over 20 different agencies assist with this camp, along with numerous volunteers. A special thank you to Columbia Forest Product's Care Team, who will provide breakfast each morning to the campers. McDowell County Child Nutrition will provide the students lunch during the camp.
When: June 19th - June 21st
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. each day
Where: East McDowell Middle School
To register visit www.mcdowellems.com
Online registration is available
The Hydromaniacs robotics team from the Foothills Community School competed in the RoboFest 2018 State Robotics Championship in Charlotte, NC on Saturday, May 5, 2018.
The Hydromaniacs won the Middle School Champions Award at the RoboFest 2018 State Championship. They successfully competed against 34 of the top elementary and middle school robotics teams from all across the state of North Carolina.
Congratulations to the Hydromaniacs robotics team!!