MINOCQUA - Most kids like to spend summer break fishing, camping or just hanging out.
But two Northwoods teenagers want to get right back into school in another country.
But they need help.
Two students at Lakeland Union High School only have 24 days left to meet their $6,000 goal.
Nathan Grebe and Steven Zhang are trying to raise money to join a three week summer camp in Beijing, China.
Their goal is to teach young children to read and speak English.
Just last week they started a project on online where you can see their plans.
Grebe hopes they will meet their goal.
"I've always been interested in China and the home life there. It would be really cool to go there." said Grebe.
"It's so big and I've never really been out of Minocqua other than a couple trips around the… Arizona and Washington D.C."
Zhang participated in the same Chinese summer camp last year.
But he wants Grebe to come along so they can share the culture of China with everyone else by filming it.
"Most people don't know a lot about it. It's just like China just seems like a faraway exotic, kind of alien idea to most people." Zhang said.
"Since Nate has never been outside the united states, it's his first time in a new country, hopefully documenting his experiences will give the average American a window to the world of Chinese culture."
They've raised just $520 so far.
Their deadline is June 14th.
You can help them achieve this goal by donating on their kickstarter page.
WABENO - People went out to Wabeno this weekend for its first ever Art and Music Fest. Musicians performed in the band shell while local artists spread out to show their products.
There were food and drinks as well as workshops for people to learn more about art.
"This year we've had about 20 musicians performing on three stages," said Friends of Wabeno Chairperson Mary Beck. "And we've had maybe ten artists doing demonstrations, showing people what they can do and what they can buy."
The rain Sunday didn't stop people from having a good time. Volunteers hope to make this an annual event.
ARBOR VITAE - The Arbor Vitae Fire Department hosted its 39th Fireman's Picnic and Summerfest this weekend.
Thousands of people came out to benefit the fire department while having a good time. The fire department held the crowd favorite lawnmower races again this year.
They also had a volleyball tournament and games for kids. The fire chief says all the proceeds help the department pay for equipment.
"When we purchased our new fire truck, the fire department funded a good portion of the money, the fundraiser money, to help keep the tax dollars down so the tax payers didn't have to foot the whole bill for the truck," said Arbor Vitae Fire Department Chief Mike Van Meter. "And we also use it to buy turnout gear throughout the year, new air packs. Anything we can do to keep it off the tax roll."
ST. GERMAIN - The last day of Pig in the Pines wrapped up Saturday. People were able to watch the rib eating contest in the afternoon.
Newswatch 12 got to help judge ribs from this year's four rib vendors. One of the big events happened on the main stage Saturday evening.
"We have entertainment all day long," said St. Germain Chamber President Bruce Weber. "We have the Wise Guys on our main stage. We have Laura Ernst on the aerial platform here. She also does juggling. On our major stage, we have One Ping Only, and we also have Molly Hatchet, our lead act tonight."
WISCONSIN - Anyone who loves hunting and fishing will need to apply for a license. The deadline for some hunting and fishing licenses is August 1 at 11:59 p.m.
Hunters, trappers and spearers can go on the DNR website to apply.
"This is the time of year where not a lot of people are thinking about hunting, but that August 1 date is that date for applying for a bobcat, fisher or otter tag, sharp-tail grouse, or sturgeon spearing or fall turkey," said DNR Warden Supervisor David Walz.
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