UNION — A visit by a bloodhound with the Union County Sheriff’s Office’s K-9 Unit, preparing for a performance of “The Cat in the Hat” and a game of “Sardines” were all part of the second day’s activities at the USC Union Summer Camp.
The camp, which began Monday, continued Tuesday with the children participating in the camp studying their parts for a production of The Cat in the Hat which they will present in the USC Union Auditorium Friday afternoon. Their preparations were scheduled to continue today with a morning craft time during which they will make the costumes for the play including the hat and bow tie worn by the cat; the shirts worn by Thing 1 and Thing 2 as well as the creatures’ hair; and other props to be used in the play. Throughout the rest of the week they will also be rehearsing the play.
There will also be presentations on science, computers, and bees. On Tuesday, the presentations included a visit from deputies with the sheriff’s office who brought with them “Bella” the Bloodhound. There was also a presentation rockets and what makes them fly.
During the week the children will play games such as kickball, “Duck-Duck-Goose,” dodge ball, charades, and corn hole. O Tuesday, the children played “Sardines,” which is a variation on “Hide and Seek.” There will also be books to read and movies will be shown.
Most of the activities are taking place in the Founders Building, though some will take place in the main building including auditorium where the play will be presented and the science laboratories. The athletic activities will be held in the USC Union Gym and other activities throughout the campus.
Lunch is served each day and there is also an afternoon snack.