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Over the summer, the Interact Club went on two trips to a migrant camp in West Olive, Michigan (45 Minutes north of Saugatuck). The students met the children that live in the camp after they returned from either school or from picking blueberries in the fields. The children got blankets and picked out a book from a pile to read with the Interact students. The Interact students read to the children in English and in Spanish. After an hour of reading, the children played games with the students. The kids showed them fun games with blown up balloons, a soccer ball, and other running games. After hours of fun, it was time for the Interact Students to leave the migrant camp and head back to Saugatuck. The students learned a lot about the conditions that these traveling pickers have to face and what that means for their children's education. "By seeing these hardships faced by these children, I am beginning to understand the greater issues faced by those who live in these camps," said junior Kit. The club wants to visit the camp next summer, as well.