Detective Camp helps students develop educational skills

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Detective Camp is happening this week at Westside Senior Center -- and while it may be fun for kids, organizers say it also gets them ready for the classroom this fall.

Only one student showed up today to take part, but it runs all week for the "I Spy Detective Camp." Some of the guests include officials from the Utica police and fire departments and the Oneida County Sheriff's Office, as well as those from the criminal justice field.

Organizers say the kids will walk away with better reading, language and math skills.

"With the new core curriculum, they are struggling," said Barb Mickler of the Westside Senior Center. "And the solution is simple. If we went back to the basic skills and made sure K through three had all the basics -- language, addition, subtraction skills -- they would have a good base to build on."

The camp is $20 and is for students in grades second, third and fourth. Camp begins at 10 a.m. daily.

For more information, call 735-0735.

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