The Vault hosts orientation for new students

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CLINTON — On August 26 and 27, The Vault teen and community center hosted an open house orientation for incoming 6th graders, freshmen and their parents. 

The evenings began with the leaders and student staff introducing themselves and outlining what The Vault is about and its goals followed by a question and answer period.  Also covered were rules of conduct while at The Vault with a big emphasis on respect for everyone. 

The facility has many opportunities for students with various games available and with mentors on hand for some of the more challenging board games, such as chess.  There is also tutoring and counseling for students, if needed.  Along with all that, there were talks and examples about the summer camps sponsored by The Vault.

After the initial introduction, those attending were split into groups to tour the facility from top to bottom.  There were displays of the crafts made by students during this past summers camps.  Some also were for sale.  In addition, the culinary students and mentor Chef (Pastor) Paul Stroup served Reuben and spinach dip hors d’oeurves, punch, and Moose Tracks ice cream.  The Vault is also available to rent for birthdays and the like.