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Upstate summer camp teaches kids to 'pay it forward'

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Tammy Franks groceries are paid for by campers. (July 2, 2014/FOX Carolina) Tammy Franks groceries are paid for by campers. (July 2, 2014/FOX Carolina)
FOUNTAIN INN, SC (FOX Carolina) -

One Upstate summer day camp is taking its kids on a unique sort of field trip each week. It's one that leaders hope will stay with them for a long time and do some good for the community.

They're calling it Pay It Forward Wednesday.

Spike's After School in Fountain Inn takes its campers to different stores and restaurants to spread a little extra cheer and help families out with a little extra cash.

This week, they showed up to the BiLo on Main Street and surprised Tammy Franks by paying for her groceries.

"This will really help out, because my husband doesn't get paid 'till tomorrow. So, this will really help out," said Franks.

Camp owner Ronnie "Spike" Reid said that their camp motto for the summer is "positive interaction."

"We were trying to figure out a way to better our community, something we could leave behind, kind of a legacy for us," said Reid. "Our hope is if the whole world did this, did good deeds for people without every expecting anything in return, the world would be a lot better place."

Reid said he wants to teach the kids to do good things for others without expecting anything in return. He hopes the people that his kids choose to give to will pay it forward at some point in their life by doing something for someone else.

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