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Colin Powell to Visit Camp Challenge Kids

Posted October 10, 2007 3:30 p.m. EDT

— Former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell will visit with Camp Challenge kids from the Wake County area Thursday.

Camp Challenge is the banking industry’s centerpiece of Powell’s initiative, America’s Promise.

He was scheduled to speak to the kids at 1:45 p.m. inside the General Aviation Terminal at Raleigh-Durham International Airport for about 30 minutes. The meet and greet session will be followed by a photo with the kids.

Next summer will mark the 15th year of Camp Challenge, which is for low-resource, high achieving middle-school students. It is located 30 miles north of Winston-Salem, adjacent to Hanging Rock State Park.

The campers are trained in the areas of financial literacy; reading, writing and speaking skills; citizenship; character development; conflict resolution; and entrepreneurship.