TROY offering Civic Heroes free virtual summer camp for kids


Special to the
Opelika Observer

Troy University’s Office of Civic Engagement is offering a free superhero-themed virtual summer camp for upper elementary school students starting June 22.

The camp, called Civic Heroes, is aimed at students entering fourth through sixth grade and features virtual games, activities and civic lessons for children.

Campers will meet online twice weekly June 22 through July 9 to share and learn with staff from the Office of Civic Engagement. Between sessions, campers will be assigned challenges and activities to complete on their own time.

Each participant will receive a hero pack containing materials for activities.

“During the camp, participants will learn about their communities, government and citizenship, all while developing the building blocks to create their own community,” said Lauren Cochran, Coordinator of Civic Engagement. “We’ll be using Zoom and Google Classroom to collaborate as we educate students on how to be superheroes in their communities.”

In order to participate, campers must have a computer or tablet, an internet connection, a parent or guardian’s permission and a hero pack, which will be sent out a week in advance of the camp.

June 12 is the deadline to register for the camp, which is offered free thanks to a partnership with the David Mathews Center for Civic Life.

For more information and to register, visit


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