During the school year you can find Ms. Cindy Blevins educating Grape Creek Elementary students as a counselor. Throughout her summertime break she moves her classroom outside to the San Angelo State Park.
“It’s the fun type of teaching too, kids like to do hands on things they like to see things and experience things and this is a great opportunity to get them out there and do the things that they love and learn a few things in the process,” Blevins says.
The past few months Blevins has been preparing for this week long outdoors camp that over a dozen kids are taking part in. And she says that she chooses to volunteer with the program to inform the younger generations on what life outside is all about.
“A lot of what we do we’re her because of what nature provides for us and I think it’s already important that we learn to respect and know what it has to offer but at the same time knowing that and respecting it.”
The enjoyment that Blevin’s receives from her volunteering makes it all worth while for her.
“Just getting out and seeing the kids doing things and learning things and having fun and letting them learn what the world is about, and something that they can do to make it a little better place, it’s a neat experience in general," Blevins says.
The camp will conclude on Friday.