Extended rains have kept a lot of area youngsters cooped up indoors over spring break this week. But it didn’t stop about 60 of them from going to Greenbush to participate in the education co-operative’s spring break camps.

Extended rains have kept a lot of area youngsters cooped up indoors over spring break this week. But it didn’t stop about 60 of them from going to Greenbush to participate in the education co-operative’s spring break camps.

Greenbush tries to host the camps each year as a way for kids to learn and have fun at the same time, said Nick Weber, ropes course and camp director.

“The goal is just to get kids outside and not just sitting at home,” Weber said. “We do some problem solving activities and team building exercises. And weather-permitting, the ropes course and rock wall. They can be active and have fun.”

This year, 26 kids signed up for the kindergarten through second grade camp on Tuesday, and 31 kids signed up for Wednesday’s third grade through fifth grade camp. The younger kids focus mostly on games and indoor activities, and the older kids get to use the ropes course, which has two zip lines and a rock-climbing wall.

“The activities are definitely more advanced for the older kids,” Weber said.

Rain kept the kids off the zip lines, but a few of them were able to try out the rock-climbing wall before the rain got too heavy. That was 9-year-old Alexxiz Graham’s favorite part of the camp.

“It was fun,” Graham said, “because it teaches you how to not be scared of heights.”

Parsons resident Jessica Runberg was in her first year teaching one of the camps and leading a group on her own. Runberg said she started at Greenbush when she was 16 performing tobacco stings at gas stations and worked her way up to becoming a counselor, which required her to become certified to administer CPR and be trained as a ropes course instructor.

“I just love to see the kids be happy and continue playing,” Runberg said. “It’s the energy level. I love it. I just wish the rain would completely stop so we could go outside.”