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SFA Little Jack Camp makes a big splash at SFA

There are active lifeguards on duty to keep children safe. There are active lifeguards on duty to keep children safe.
Children wait eagerly to jump off the diving board of the SFA outside pool. Children wait eagerly to jump off the diving board of the SFA outside pool.
NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

By: Alexis Spears

Counselors are bragging... It's the "funnest camp around." Little Jack Camp has begun, and there's no shortage of kids ready to spend their summer burning up energy.

The Stephen F. Austin recreation department kicks off Little Jack Camp this week. A place where kids can have fun, and parents get a little break too. It's hard to tell who has more fun, campers or counselors.

"Working with kids is a lot more relaxing and a fun environment than any other regular job, so I love it, " said camp counselor Samantha Emerson.

"I rather come here because I get active, and I just like it. I like all the sports," said three time camper Blake Flores .

The kids are divided into two age groups, enjoying activities from swimming to rock climbing, basketball, movies and more. A few of these activities stand out as shared favorites.

"Probably swimming and eating lunch, "said two time camper Ashley Mazarakes.

"They love pool time everyday," said Emerson.

"Oh they love it, they're having fun all the time. They can't wait for swim time. After swim time, they go take a nap. So, they get to hang out for a little while, then they're always asking when are we going to go rock climbing, when are we going to do this, when are we going to do that..so they love it. They're always happy," said camp manager Jason Morgan.

Although each session only lasts for one week, counselors say some kids are eager to come back multiple times throughout the summer.

"All we want to do is get everyone involved and do different activities that everyone can enjoy," said Emerson.

"Kids are kids and they always run around and like to have fun and be tired, so our job is to make the kids tired," said camp counselor Warren Upson.

It's the comradery the little jacks seem to enjoy the most.

"Being able to play with my friends and being able to be active," said Mazarakes.

Little Jack Camp hopes to be a fun environment open to kids for the summer.

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