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Mercer Christian Academy hosts space camp

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PRINCETON (WVVA) -

It may be summer vacation, but that doesn't mean kids can't learn a thing or two about space.

Mercer Christian Academy is hosting a space camp this week to educate children of the community.

Today was solar energy day where the kids spent time baking s'mores using pizza boxes and aluminum foil to trap the sun's energy to warm up the chocolate and marshmallows.

The space camp consists mainly of Mercer Christian Academy students with the exception of a few kids from other schools, but staffers say they want to expand their numbers for future camps.

"One of our focuses this week as far as the community is getting the word out about Mercer Christian Academy and what we're doing here. Kids that don't even go to school here are learning reading and literacy skills, science, technology, so it's really a good experience" says Laura Stuttler, program director.

Although space camp has already hit maximum occupancy for this year, staffers believe more kids will join their activities in the coming years.

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