Every Child Has a Voice!
Vershire Camp Honors Kids with All-Camp Presentation
Medicine wheels, art exhibits, paddling demonstrations, dowsing and mindfulness, herbal preparations, exploring waterfalls, pet rock biographies, gourmet pizza baked in an outdoor brick oven - it may sound a bit like Hogwarts meets the Omega Institute, but it's just the usual free summer kids camp in Vershire! The community was treated to a presentation featuring all of the campers and counselors last Friday evening, from the littlest Grasshoppers up through the Chipmunks, Bobcats and Otters as well as teen counselors and adult volunteer staff.
Here are some scenes from Friday's event and from around the week-long camp, based at the Vershire Town Center with field trips venturing out into the surrounding community.
Morning circle in an idyllic setting behind the Vershire Town Center
Pet rocks have the most interesting stories to tell!
Multi-media art show
Pick-up soccer is always popular during unscheduled moments
The Herbal Studies group displayed various salves and potions they concocted from local medicinal plants
Horse Sense campers braided their own baling twine tails
Down time with Aurora and the Command Central tent can be crucial to a good camp experience
Native American Studies group presenting their medicine wheels and dream catchers
More original medicine wheels
Kayaking demonstration after a successful trip on the water
It's important to keep track of priorities - at the moment the activity board just encourages us to "have fun"!
Campers are encouraged to bring lunches, but there's always a healthy salad bar option, all from donated ingredients
Andrea Harrington, camp director, winding things up
Closing circle at the end of camp would be sad, but for the potluck that follows!
Horse Sense campers demonstrating a mindfulness practice of grounding and centering
The Vershire Town Center - basecamp
Brick oven and gas grill ready for end-of-camp potluck cookout!
Until next year...!
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