July 27, 2021
Pocatello’s Kid’s Constitution Camp kicked off yesterday with over a dozen volunteers from RECONNECT Southeast Idaho working together to bring a week of fun-filled activities to local children as they learn about the founding of America and the ideas that make our nation great.
Each morning, the half-day camp begins with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a short talk from a member of the community. On Monday, Elijah Whitecar, President of the Turning Point USA chapter at Idaho State University, spoke about the fight for freedom of expression taking place on America’s campuses. Today, retired local veteran John Clark spoke about the Star Spangled Banner.
Then it was on to the day’s activities. Each day, as children are taught about the events that led up to and culminated in the founding of America, they participate in engaging activities. They throw tea into Boston Harbor, cross the icy Delaware, and sign the Declaration of Independence with quill pens. They also meet and interact with historical figures such as George Washington. Today they had the chance to confront King George with the colonist’s grievances.
The camp concludes this Friday with a musical celebrating the birth of America.
To learn more about RECONNECT Southeast Idaho and Constitution Camp, visit their Facebook page, here: RECONNECT Southeast Idaho Constitution Camp