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Christmas Camp returns for 13th year

Kimberly Jordan kjordan@lebanondemocrat.com • Nov 26, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Empower Me Day Camp continued a holiday tradition Saturday with its 13th Christmas Camp.

"It is definitely the campers' favorite," said Empower Me Day Camp Director Michelle Hill. "We had a great event on Saturday."

The year's camp had 50 participants, according to Hill, and 30 volunteers to help make the day special. Campers got to make presents for their parents, as well as ornaments to put on Christmas trees.

"They could make Santa or reindeer hats, and they got to visit Santa's workshop and take home a toy," said Hill.

Campers were treated to pizza from Dominos, as well as "tons of candy, desserts and punch" Hill said. She also said parents enjoy the event because it gives them time to do their shopping or other errands while the children are creating their special items and playing games.

Along with creating their special holiday hats and visiting Santa's workshop, campers also played holiday-themed games and sang Christmas songs.

"They played 'candy cane limbo,' where they were challenged to limbo under an inflatable candy cane," Hill said. "It's a great opportunity for campers to see their friends again."

Hill said the Christmas camp is one of five year-round events put on by Empower Me every year. This year's Christmas event was sponsored by Wilson Bank & Trust and the Lebanon Noon Rotary Club.

"It's just a great way to kick off the holiday season," Hill said.

For more photos from the event, click here

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