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7 things kids love about WaterWorks Summer Camp in Kissimmee

Oh, to be back in middle school, looking forward to another summer full of warm days and exciting plans!

If you aren't sure whether a week of activities and events related to water and its impact on the environment sounds like a lot of fun, we challenge you to keep reading.

 This year, Toho Water Authority is again hosting its WaterWorks Summer Camp July 20-24.

 The camp was only open to students entering the 6th through 8th grades for the 2015-2016 school year.

So, what will students experience during the week-long WaterWorks Summer Camp? Here are 7 things we have planned.

1. Time machine – Want to get an idea of what Osceola County was like when it was young? That's what you'll see during a visit to the Osceola County Welcome and History Museum.

2. Water journey – Canoeing on Shingle Creek is one of the activities planned for the summer camp. Shingle Creek is the headwaters of the Florida Everglades and is a great place to see birds and other wildlife.

3. How it works – Find out where our water comes from and what happens to it after we use it during a visit to water and wastewater plants. It's a great way to see how all these moving parts come together to keep the water flowing when we turn on the taps.

4. Going wild – Taking a trip to the Middle of Nowhere is on the agenda for WaterWorks campers. Wild Florida has airboats, a Wildlife Park, Ranch Tours, and more. And best of all, it's located on one of the largest bodies of water in Osceola County – Lake Cypress.

5. I can do this – Campers will learn about vocations related to the environment during a career fair. It's a great opportunity to find out about the education and training needed to get a job in one of these fields.

6. I made this – You can show off your artistic side by creating a landscape. You may discover creative talents you never thought you had.

7. Convincing others – Students will have the opportunity to create their own campaign to enlist others to conserve water and protect natural resources. Do you have the power to persuade?

Watch our social media outlets - Facebook, Instagram and Twitter - for photos the week of the camp.