For a week now, Community Renewal has been entertaining children at its Kids Camp. The camp's first event was a huge success last year.

For a week now, Community Renewal has been entertaining children at its Kids Camp. The camp's first event was a huge success last year.

Split into two weeks, the nonprofit offers a variety of breakout sessions involving: Mabee Gerrer Museum of Art; the Shawnee Public Library; the OSU Extension office; Local Heroes — police, firefighters, paramedics and SWAT; 405 Fitness; Extreme Inflatables; Rachel Mueller and her horses; African Drumming; True Colors with Jan Tipton; soccer; basketball; cooking with CMPC; STEM activities with Missy Dominy from Gordon Cooper Technical Center; STEAM activities with Fred Khavari; and a lot more.

The first camp just wrapped up this week and the second one begins Monday for those who haven't yet participated; it will continue through Friday.

Those interested should secure a spot quickly; Sherri Thompson, with Community Renewal, said the event can accommodate about 100 campers each week.

Camp is held at the Municipal Auditorium, 401 N. Bell, from noon to 5 p.m. daily and is free of cost.

Students must have completed first grade through fifth grade to be eligible.

Thompson said CMPC is partnering with the group to provide lunch and a snack each day.

“We are partnering with the City of Shawnee to provide our campers with a partial day at the Shawnee Splash on Friday,” she said.

For more information, call Community Renewal at (405) 273-1035.

You can reach Vicky O. Misa at (405) 214-3962.