Jill Pickett
Children who will begin kindergarten in a couple weeks play Thursday on the playground at Panther Academy in Elizabethtown during Kinder Camp. The camp acclimates students to school before the first day arrives.
Panther Academy prepares new students for kindergarten

The first day of kindergarten typically is an emotional and stressful one for parents and children.

Panther Academy is having a Kin­der Camp to ease the challenges that day might bring.

“It really takes that anxiety away in an informal setting,” Principal Kelly Graham said.