Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

June 7, 2018
Educational Fun at Patriot Camp

A Patriot Camp was held this week at the Coulter House Event Center in Stansbury Park. The day camp hosted 92 children from the area and taught them about the founding of America, along with early American history. The camp’s intent was to spark children’s interest in American history, and to develop an understanding into what makes the United States unique.

During the camp, children were split into groups and moved between three learning and three activity stations. A highlight of the camp was a giant ship the children could climb aboard and throw bags from to re-enact the Boston Tea Party. They also learned about the three branches of government with an activity including three campers in one big cloth trying to work and move together. Other stations had mini history plays featuring colonists, King George and British military soldiers.

Patriot Camps are held throughout the state. The local camp was organized by camp director Casey Jorgensen and assistant camp director Kayrn Hughes.

Francie Aufdemorte

Photo Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Francie Aufdemorte is photo editor for the Tooele Transcript-Bulletin. A Tooele County native, she graduated from Tooele High School in 1989, and with a degree in English from the University of Utah in 2001. She next studied filmmaking at the New York Film Academy in 2005, from which she earned a certificate of completion. Her ties to community journalism begin in 2005 when she worked for the Magna Times for two years, handling everything from classified advertising to editing and proofing news stories. While there she also created and maintained a new website for the newspaper. In 2007, she opened a Salt Lake-based studio called Book Cliff Photography. As principle photographer, she worked both editorial and commercial assignments, including portraiture and weddings. As photo editor, Aufdemorte photographs news, features, sports and advertising for the Transcript-Bulletin and supplemental publications, while also managing and assigning the newspaper’s freelance photographers.

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