Students Learn Yoga During JCPS Summer Camp 

Initiative provides opportunities for students to learn engaging activities

Several third- through fifth-graders have been staying busy this summer learning about yoga and perfecting their best pose. The students recently participated in “Literacy & Yoga,” a free summer camp developed and coordinated by the Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) Office of Diversity, Equity and Poverty Programs. The camp, which was held at Rangeland Elementary School, combined reading with the challenging activity of yoga.

“Perseverance is a big theme that we’ve been focusing on,” said camp instructor and JCPS teacher Taylor Utley. “Never give up. Something will always go wrong, but don’t let that deter you from your goals.”

During spring and summer breaks, the JCPS Office of Diversity, Equity and Poverty Programs sponsors a variety of camps that help keep students engaged and give them an opportunity to enjoy new experiences. In addition to yoga, students have the chance to learn about hip-hop, photography and robotics. 

On the final day of camp, instructors host a closing ceremony where students demonstrate for their families what they’ve learned. Watch students participate in “Literacy & Yoga” camp in the video player.