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Royal Explorers Final Day

Today we finished our time with our Royal Explorers. Our days have been full of field trips, sunny days, laughter, and lots of good food. To celebrate our time together, we finished our science camp by being outdoors. In the morning, we kayaked down the Holston River with a grand total of 80 people throughout [...]

July 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Royal Explorers Day 8

Due to weather, our 7th graders had to change up our plans at camp today. Originally, we were going to visit a farm, but instead we stayed at Johnson and had a blast with our campers! We started our day with a trivia game. Our campers were SUPER competitive which made it all the more [...]

July 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Royal Explorers Day 7

Today the 7th graders learned about the role of energy in our modern world. We spent our morning at the American Museum of Science and Energy. Our 7th grade campers loved all of the interactive activities. They especially loved shocking each other and seeing their hair stick straight up with the Van de Graaf Generator. [...]

July 12th, 2018|Royal Explorers|

Royal Explorers Day 6

Today the 7th graders focused on transportation. We saw many ways that people use to get around. We kayaked at Ijams, and we had a history tour of the quarry. We then made our way downtown for a transportation scavenger hunt where our campers found various modes of transportation. We ended our day at the [...]

July 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Royal Explorers Day 5

Today our 7th graders picked up on our theme of needs in a modern world. We spent our morning at Knox County Engineering and Public Works. We learned about transportation and the importance of communication through traffic signals and road signs. Our campers also saw the impact storm water has on our rivers. We finished [...]

July 11th, 2018|Royal Explorers|

Royal Explorers Day 4

Today finished out our first week of science camp. We took both our 7th and 8th grade students to Metcalf Bottoms. They completed a nature scavenger hunt, and some of our campers hiked to a historic schoolhouse. We finished off our day by playing in the creek. Our campers were a little frigid, but they [...]

June 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Royal Explorers Day 2

Today, with our seventh grade camp,  we continued our theme of needs in modern living by focusing on shelter. We had the opportunity to visit Clayton homes where we toured two tiny houses and heard about the engineering behind these homes. Later in the afternoon, our campers built their own shelters using their new knowledge [...]

June 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Welcome New Future of Hope Member Anna Fickley

We would like to introduce our new program and recruitment coordinator for Future of Hope, Anna Fickley. Anna is a native of Johnson City, TN and a graduate of East Tennessee State University where she majored in Human Services and minored in Special Education. For the past three years, she worked as a small group [...]

June 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Royal Explorers 2018

Today, we began our first day of Royal Explorers Camp. Our 7th graders met their leaders early this morning, and we jumped right into the festivities! We introduced our campers to our theme for the camp of basic human needs in a modern world. Throughout the camp, we will learn about water, food, shelter, energy, [...]

June 20th, 2018|Royal Explorers|