Kids attend Sunray ISD summer camp

Every summer, it seems, many parents struggle with finding something for the kids to do, to stay busy and off the couch and out of trouble.

But Sunray Independent School District says it has just the fix.

Sunray High School hosts a summertime, "Speed and Strength" Camp. Its purpose is to keep kids busy and in shape while they're not in school.

It's this week's Region 16 Spotlight Education report.

If you're like most parents, you're not fond of your kids spending hours in front of a TV, on the computer, or playing video games. But the "Speed and Strength" Camp in Sunray is keeping their minds and bodies active.

"It gives them an opportunity to get out of the house and not sit around on the couch drinking Dr. Peppers all summer and not just spend all their time at the pool as well. We want to teach them the form that we use, we want to teach them our term a knowledge and we want just basically be around us so they're getting to develop the relationship with the coaching staff and the kids and each other," said Kurt Haberthur, Sunray Athletic Director.

Students sixth grade through high school are invited to take part. Each group is broken down by age and gender, and each on comes in the morning at different times. They come in to condition their bodies and have fun.

"You get to come out here with your friends and just really have a good time. We're basically learning the fundamentals to get ready for high school, like ready to know the right form to lift to just do proper lifting so we won't hurt ourselves," said Ethan Brotherton, Eighth Grader.

The is the second year for the camp. Everybody involved says the best part is, if the kids have other camps and vacation, they can come and go as they please.