WARREN - It's "Around the World in 50 Days" for Warren-area children taking part in the YWCA's Camp Discover this summer.
YWCA Youth Program Manager Monique Franklin said the youth program runs through August and has included field trips to Great Lakes Science Center, guest speakers, a picnic, and sports demonstration with a coach from Youngstown State University.
Franklin, who along with five other staff members run the program, said each week is a different country with activities, programs and games related to that specific country.
"When we did our African week, we took an African safari to Wagon Trails in Vienna to see the animals. We have done a different continent and country each week," Franklin said.
Countries have included Thailand, Egypt and China.
Franklin said the staff and children discuss the customs and food of each country, do art projects based on that country's culture, and make that country's flag and jewelry.
"The camp is designed to let the children have fun in the summer while still learning. They are exposed to what is outside their world," she said.
Ismaiah Harvey, 8, said she likes to have fun and learn about different countries.
"I liked Egypt because we made clay pyramids," Harvey said.
Alissa Brewer, 9, said she likes to go places and be active.
"I liked Egypt and what we got to make about that country," Brewer said.
Franklin said during the 10-week camp the topics and activities will each week be on a specific county with the final week of camp on the United States.
Aspects of the camp are in collaboration with other agencies including self-esteem and bullying with Community Solutions, physical fitness, healthy living and nutrition from Ohio State Extension.
Upcoming events include Family Night with a Mexican fiesta style on July 31 and a trip to Grace AME Church for summer reading program marking its 50th year for the program.