Wednesday, June 29, 2011

"Real Summer!" Day Camp a Success!

Recently the Antiochian Village "Real Summer!" Day Camp finished it's inaugural week. The program consisted of a five-day camp offering environmentally friendly activities ranging from outdoor involvement to the arts.

Attendees to the camp enjoyed learning about fish and fishing, PH levels in the local water level, aquatic insects and animals, and birds of prey outdoors. These activities organized, by Program Development Director Barli Ross, allowed the kids to engage the natural world in a way that isn't always afforded to our youth.

Indoors the attendees created a mural to liven up a wall in one of the Village's multi-purposes rooms. Under the direction and guidance of Mosaic Artist Jennifer Wagner, the kids reused pieces of old glass, cutting the different colors to the sized and shapes that they needed to create this piece of art which includes representations of the gazebo and pond.

With the success of this first year you can look for information to come about more programs like this one next year!

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