For most kids, the first day of summer vacation was a long-anticipated day of adventure and freedom: A day to be spent playing video games, riding bikes, visiting friends, or swimming in the farm pond, but for a few lucky kids it was the first day of the 2017 Wade Hampton Rotary Track and Field Summer Camp. As each child arrived they were greeted with a warm, welcoming smile by the dynamic duo known as the Hanna Alliance, the husband and wife team of Coaches Rob and Myriah Hanna.


Although many students are sitting at home watching television and trying to stay cool during their summer break, a group of elementary and middle school aged children from multiple counties spend half their weekdays at the Hampton Elementary school learning advanced computer skills, mathematics and participating in athletic activities which improve both cognitive and physical skills.