For 6 weeks this summer 181 children who could not afford to go to a summer camp participated in Takoma Park Lunch and Learn. The program provides free breakfast and lunch and lots of fun summer activities. There were trips to the Piney Branch pool for swimming classes. There was a Lunch and Learn intramural competitive basketball game where they enjoyed popcorn, made signs and banners, and made up cheers to support their teams. There were arts and crafts activities and a chess club. Campers also celebrated the 5th year of Lunch and Learn with a cook-out at a Sligo Creek park. There were also special guest visits, such as McGruff, the crime dog, with the Takoma Park police, and the Volunteer Fire Department, among others.