The Stormwater Management Program is working with several different camps and programs this summer to provide enrichment and service-learning activities. Read more about these groups below.
Camp DIVE – Camp DIVE (Discover, Inquire, Voice, Explore) is a partnership between the Clarke County School District (CCSD), the UGA College of Education, and the Athens community. Daily camp programming is provided by UGA faculty/students and CCSD teachers, while special sessions are taught by community partners. ACC Stormwater teamed up with Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful to teach a special lesson on litter – specifically the journey that it takes to get to our streams and the harmful effects it can have on aquatic life.
Smart Lunch, Smart Kid – Smart Lunch, Smart Kid is a summer feeding initiative of Action Ministries Athens. This program delivers lunches to children in several low-income neighborhoods around town, and in conjunction with the lunch deliveries, community partners provide enrichment. ACC Stormwater provides weekly activities at multiple sites, including a Stormwater Pollution Challenge game, bracelet crafts, coloring activities, and more.
Teens in Action – The Teens in Action day camp is organized by ACC Leisure Services with a focus on volunteerism. This year, campers have already painted rain barrels and decaled storm drains along E. Broad and Hickory Streets. They will be cleaning up litter from the North Oconee River Park with us in a few weeks.
UGA Service Learning Courses – We will be working with two service-learning courses in July to clean up litter and decal storm drains on the eastside of town. Keep an eye out for these student volunteers along Barnett Shoals Road, Bailey Street, Cedar Shoals Drive, and Winterville Road.
Sandy Creek Day Camp – Later this summer, campers at Sandy Creek’s Day Camp will learn about water pollution and the common pollutants that we find in our waters. We spent several weeks with these campers last summer and are looking forward to seeing them again.