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Wednesday, 22 June 2016 00:00

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Teach kids how to act around dogs

A dog safety program for children will be held at 10:30 a.m. June 28 at the Waynesville Library.

Learn about how to behave around dogs, reading their body language and how to prevent bites during this hands-on program presented by Sarge’s Animal Rescue and the Haywood County Public Library. 



Viva la adventura

A summer adventure camp aimed at Spanish-speaking youth will offer two sessions this summer at Youth for Christ’s Outdoor Mission Camp in Maggie Valley. 

O, en español, una experiencia de adventura por las montañas será oferta este verano en Maggie Valley para jóvenes quien hablan español.

Holding sessions July 10-15 and July 18-22, the camp will give rising sixth- through eighth-graders a chance to hike, paddle whitewater, listen to stories of the region’s past and, finally, be changed by the adventures experienced. 

“We want to give Spanish-speaking kids some of the same opportunities that English-speaking kids often take for granted,” said director Ruffin Shackelford. “We want them to explore the beauty of God’s creation and understand the importance of caring for it.”

This is the second year for the Spanish-speaking camp, which landed overwhelming turnout last year. Campers will be coming from as far as Columbia and as close as Haywood County. Jose Carlos Gutierrez will be the camp speaker, traveling from Mexico where he has been the leader of Youth for Christ in the country since 2008. 

Applications are still being accepted, and donations are sought to open to the doors to all who would like to attend. 

www.outdoormissioncamp.org. Includes information in Spanish. Incluye información en español. 

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