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Kids Kampus KinderGarden up and growing

Posted: Friday, June 1, 2012

Pathfinder Kids Kampus child care center of Huntington, “A Caring Place to Go and Grow!” broke ground in the seventh annual “KinderGarden” on Thursday, May 31 at the garden located off of Ruth Street near the child care center in Huntington. The children and teachers of Pathfinder Kids Kampus will maintain and grow various vegetables and plants at the garden within walking distance of the child care center.

Pathfinder Kids Kampus administrator Lisa Mettler, Jim Scheiber, who donated many of the vegetables and flowers to be used in the “KinderGarden,” Pathfinder Services president John Niederman and Jerry Harvey, who donated the land for the garden, were all present along with children from the child care center.

“This is the seventh year for our KinderGarden which allows for the children to cultivate and grow their own crops,” stated Mettler. “The garden takes the classroom outside to the beautiful summer weather where children can continue to learn where food comes from – a farm to table experience,” Mettler added.

Pathfinder Kids Kampus is accepting enrollment for summer programs and will be offering the following programs this summer:

- Playgroup Summer Kamp is a program designed for children ages 18 to 36 months to have fun and educational learning all summer long on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 9 to 11:30 a.m., from May 29 through August 30.

- Preschool Summer Kamp is a program designed for children ages 3, 4 and 5 years old to continue preschool learning in the summer and prepare for fall preschool. The program will take place Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., from July 9 through August 3, and can enroll for one, two, three or four weeks.

- Jump Start, is a program held July 9 through August 3 for children entering kindergarten and first grade in the fall. Children enrolling in this program can enroll for one, two, three or four weeks. Jump Start will take place Monday through Friday from 12 noon to 4 p.m. beginning July 9.

Additionally, Pathfinder Kids Kampus is now accepting fall enrollment for premier preschool, playgroup and child care. Information on summer and fall programming for Pathfinder Kids Kampus can be found on the web at www.kidskampus.org, or contact (260) 356-0123.