Milo Hosts Second Arts and Technology Camp

May 13, 2016 | Kathy Hernandez

More than 120 middle school students participated in Milo Adventist Academy’s second annual Arts and Technology Camp in Days Creek Feb. 28–March 1. The camp is designed to give small church school and home school students a chance to explore topics they might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience.  

Several new classes were offered this year, including woodworking. Industrial arts teacher Jeff Miller and special guest Tom Graham helped each student make their own wooden ballpoint pen. Elliot Bodnar, a seventh-grader from Three Sisters Adventist School in Bend, says, “In woods [class], I enjoyed making our own pens on a lathe.” 

His classmate Savannah Kasabasic agrees: “Woods was my favorite class. The pen-making was super cool!” 

Another popular new workshop was biology teacher Dale Milam’s "Crime Scene Investigators." Students were presented with a case study mystery and used biology to solve the crime. In the process, they had the opportunity to take fingerprints, check their blood types and test water for pollutants. Three Sisters seventh-grader Kelsey Griffin says, “It was super fun finding out the criminal and looking at our fingerprints.”

This year in the music workshop students loved learning to play music director Leonard Hild’s pink ukuleles. Sequoia Fitzwater, in eighth grade at Three Sisters, says, “It was really fun to learn new chords on the ukulele and play the chimes.” 

Each student signed up in advance for five workshops of their choice. Other popular options included Web design, outdoor cooking, Bible boot camp, robotics, culinary, horsemanship, agriculture, chemistry, drama and art.

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