Mermaid Camp benefiting Star Steppers

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A new nonprofit organization, Star Steppers, held a mermaid camp on Saturday in Waveland and it made a huge splash.

The girls got to sing and dance with the mermaids and even get made over to look like one. They ended the day by taking a dip in the Gulf.

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Coordinator Starr Chapman tells News 25 that she started this camp to help fund her nonprofit Star Steppers which is going to be implemented in middle schools at no cost to the students. The mermaid camp is what will help the organization to be fully funded so they can start the legal process.

They are excited to be teaching dance to students soon.  “The importance of the dance program is to teach children confidence, to teach them how to communicate, how to socialize, how to depend on themselves and to work with others. It’s just an eye-opening experience and it will help them to grow into well-rounded human beings.”

Chapman hopes to have Star Steppers in schools in Hancock County by fall 2019.