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Superhero training camp

Twins Ethan and Carter Whisler are plumbers-in-training. (Bulletin photo by Amber Kispert)

How many little boys have superhero bed sheets or pajamas? How many little boys have drawers and closets filled with action fingers and comic books? Probably more than can be counted.

Well, for one day all of these superhero fans had a chance to taste the superhero lifestyle during District 833 Community Education's Superhero Training Camp on Jan. 15 in the Woodbury High School Activities Center.

During the event, every super boy brought with them their favorite super female sidekick -- mother, grandmother, sister or aunt -- for a day of superhero games and training.

Some of the activities included an inflatable Gotham City, bowling for bad guys, super hero floor hockey, "The blob" sumo wrestling and the "Penguin Parachute."

Community Education started the Superhero Training Camp last year so that mothers and their sons has a fun activity to bond through, since the girls already had the Cinderella Swing with their fathers.

Tess Anderson, and her mother Linda Williams, -- who both dressed up as Wonder Woman -- said they decided to bring her three Batman boys to the event because it would be a way to bond with the boys in a fun way. Her decision was also helped by her three boys' love of superheroes.

"They're Batman every day of the week anyway," she said. "They actually changed out of their Batman pajamas into their Batman costume for this."

Amber Kispert-Smith

Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.

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