COSTA MESA — Staying grounded wasn't an option Thursday for the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach.
Instead, 14 kids opted to jump into foam pits and play dodgeball mid-air while bouncing on trampolines at Sky High Sports in Costa Mesa.
The day was just one of many excursions for members of the Adventure Club, an eight-week camp aimed at "tweens" that gets them to try new things, see new places and have fun at the same time.
"We can literally bounce off the walls," Ellie Sharf, 15, said about Sky High after exiting a trampoline. "It's awesome."
Ellie has been part of the Boys & Girls Club since she was 11, when she moved to Laguna from Newport Beach. She said she's enjoyed watching the younger kids in the camp overcome fears during the trips.
"For a lot of them, it's a new experience," teen director Carla Contreras said of the activities. "We've seen personal growth in them in just the last few weeks."