Running Club keeps kids moving at Camden-Rockport school
Rockport — A group of third- and fourth-graders at Camden-Rockport Elementary School recently completed an eight-week program designed to get them up and active.
The Running Club, an after-school enrichment program, has met once a week to not only run, but to participate in other activities such as obstacle courses, jumping rope, and various games, such as fitness tag and black bird.
The group has been facilitated by substitute teacher Lynette Olsen.
On Oct. 25, four members of the Camden Hills Regional Cross County team visited the club members and showed them some of their favorite warm-up stretches before going on a run together to the high school track. Team members Bella Fischer, Crockett Lalor, Kiera Haining and Hannah Olsen worked with the students.
"These students have really challenged themselves with tough stretches," Lynette Olsen said.
She said the students have learned a variety of different games and in the process have worked different muscles and also learned to work together as a team.
Olsen said she plans to offer another eight-week club during the school's spring after-school enrichment session.
Participating in the group are: Briston Tolman, Wilson Gray, Hannah Fiske, Tess Jalbuena-Cook, Alyson Farrington, Oscar Horovitz, Kate Upham, Anya Babb-Brott and Sawyer Wilson.