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High school students run day camp for kids

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PASCO, Wash.-- About fifty grade school kids at Pasco's Lakeview Mobile Home Park enjoyed a cool summer treat Friday afternoon.

An ice cream social wrapped up a week-long summer camp put together by students from Chiawana High School. The students organized the camp on their own.

A grant from the Columbia Center Rotary made it possible for them to teach kids about math, reading, art, and physical fitness.

One of the student teachers, Ovidio Castillo, says the experience is very rewarding.

"I like helping them out for school to get ready. My younger nephew is getting into kindergarten. It's kind of tough because he doesn't know a lot. I want to help him out so I brought him here and I brought my other family to help out and it just means a lot to help other kids from my community," says Castillo.

The camp culminated Friday with a visit from Tri-Cities Fever football players. They told the students to stay in school and work hard to graduate.