TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Tuesday marked the start of a summer expected to be full of fun at Camp Navigate in Terre Haute.

The camp, which began in 2017, teaches kids things like teamwork, leadership, and communication skills. Officials say this year there are over 260 kids registered.

Unlike an overnight summer camp, Camp Navigate works similar to a day camp or summer school with kids participating from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Navigate’s Co-Founders, Eleanor and Tim Ramseier, envisioned a program that not only included soft skills/employability skills development at an early age; but, a program that also integrated traditional values and faith to help children realize the value they have in their communities.

-Camp Navigate’s Website About Us

Those kids will get to participate in activities like field trips, mindfulness exercises and educational opportunities. This summer the camp says that they are focused on literacy and will feature authors like Dr. Seuss.

“We’re going to talk about not just their books, but we’re going to talk about their life story and the struggles that maybe they had, the success that they had.” camp Co-founder Eleanor Ramseier said.

Ramseier says she’s thankful for the camp’s partnership with the Terre Haute First Baptist Church, which is hosting the camp this year.

“We love it that they just wrapped their arms around us and [they] really want to reach out to these families and kids and give them a fun place and a safe place to be this summer. We’re waiting for their new family center to get done. We’re super excited for that, for the kids to get to enjoy that.”

For more information about the program visit their website here.