At Spring Valley, our vision for the camp is that it will be considered a ministry in itself, not just a place where ministry occurs. It is with this vision that we are excited to announce a new partnership with Flickinger Learning Center. The learning center, currently located in downtown Muscatine, operates an after school program for elementary students. Due to the overwhelming response for this type of program, a second location is needed and Spring Valley is happy to provide that location. The initial phase of this program will begin on April 18, 2013. Staff from Flickinger and students from the Muscatine School District will meet daily after school in the Recreation Building for a healthy snack, homework assistance and a structured reading intervention program. With this partnership, plans will need to move forward on the addition of bathrooms to the Recreation Building. The current bathrooms are in need of upgrade and repair and located in a separate building. This does not allow for year round use of the bathrooms. Plans for construction on adding bathrooms to the Recreation Building are tentatively scheduled for August. We look forward to the opportunity we have to reach out to families in the Muscatine community through the partnership with Flickinger Learning Center.