Jamestown’s Real World Camp taught 202 students about personal finance this spring.

“Anything and everything that you would pay for in real life, the students learn about it at this one-day camp,” said Chelsey Francis, event organizer.

Real World Camp began as the brain child of the late Kayla Curtis.

In Real World Camp, each student receives a life scenario - their age, marital status, jobs, etc. Then, they travel booth to booth and experience life events that range from replacing appliances to the birth of a child.

“It’s an eye-opening experience for the students,” Francis said.

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Twenty-four members and guests attended the July 1 Kiwanis meeting. Don and Sharon Caine led music. Francis collected "Happy Dollars. "

Important dates:

  • The Kiwanis board meets at noon July 9 at Gladstone Inn & Suites.
  • The Kiwanis Satellite Club meets at 6:30 p.m. July 9 at Wells Fargo Bank.

  • The Kiwanis family picnic is set for July 14. All are welcome. Bring a dish to pass.
  • Kiwanis’ blood drive is set for July 17-18 at Ave Maria. The goal is to encourage 115 people to sign up.
  • District Convention is set for Aug. 9-11 in Fargo.

The 50 or so members of Jamestown Kiwanis meet each Monday at noon. The Jamestown Kiwanis satellite club meets one Tuesday each month. New members are always welcome. Learn more at www.facebook.com/JamestownKiwanis or emailJamestownKiwanis@gmail.com.