Former NASA ‘human computer’ addresses campers

Approximately 100 people attended a “closeout” event July 26 at Macedonia Baptist Church in Heathsville to celebrate another successful year for the summer camps offered by Macedonia Community Development Corporation, Inc. (MACorp).

These camps are the Girls Empowerment Camp (G.E.C.), which concluded its 10th year and Camp S.W.A.G. (Success While Achieving Godliness) for Boys, which concluded its fifth year, reported executive director Tracey L. Harding. Both camps are for youth ages 11 to 18; 36 young women participated in this year’s G.E.C. and eight young men participated in Camp S.W.A.G.

Both the girls’ and the boys’ camps are designed to build positive self-images in youth by offering workshops that teach life skills through educational and cultural experiences, said Harding.

The G.E.C. met July 13 to 19 with a theme of “Dream Big!”


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