We’ll be offering four Kids on the Creek Camps this summer.
Art on the Creek, June 10-14. Led by visual artist and educator Debra Fields, kids and grown ups can get creative. Look forward to watercolor with Jeff Chapman-Crane, creating with materials from nature, puppet-making, clay sculpture and painting, working from nature, and field trips.
Music on the Creek, June 24-28. Music on the Creek is for kids ages 4 to 10. Kids will get an introduction to a wide range of Appalachian folk arts and cultural traditions including singing, storytelling, music, visual arts and square dancing. Expect lots of hands-on fun and something different every day. Tuition is $150, with full scholarships available, especially for local kids, families with more than one child attending the school or any other financial need. Kids on the Creek will be led by Debra Fields, Sophie Dansereau and Amanda Wells.
Headwaters on the Creek Camp, July 8-12. Presented by Headwaters, this camp will focus on water and nature. Campers will learn about fish, stream critters, wildlife, and the creeks in their own backyards. Campers will gain knowledge through hands on experience in the creek, looking through microscopes, participating in interactive games, and learning about the fun and exciting world of water. Our hope is that our campers will leave this experience with respect for nature and a better understanding of our local waterways.
Farms on the Creek, July 22-26. Farm camp will offer hands-on fun in the garden, field trips to local farms and the City of Whitesburg/Letcher County Farmer’s market, and cooking with local chefs daily. All ages and anyone who eats is welcome!
Information for Parents: All day camps begin at 9:00 am and end at 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday at the Cowan Community Center. Registration will begin at 8:30 am on Monday and parents/guardians will need to stay a few minutes to sign permission slips. Nutritious morning snacks and lunch will be served each day. We are pleased to serve as a sponsor for the USDA summer feeding program for youth under 18 in Letcher County. Classes will be offered concurrently for two levels: Ages 4 to 7 and ages 8 to 12. Classes for teens and adults will be available during the art camp (check back for the full schedule in April). Thanks to a generous grant from the Berea College Appalachian Fund and other donors, there will be no cost for students. Letcher County students attending the music school will receive full scholarships through the bequest of Nancy and Harvey McClellan and the CCMMS Youth Scholarship Fund.