BERLIN -- Tri-County Community Action Program (TCCAP) children’s summer camp entitled, A Global Journey, is in its third season and is now accepting registrations. Flyers and registration forms have been delivered to all local schools for distribution, so parents - keep an eye out. Camp runs Monday-Friday throughout the summer (excluding Wednesday, July 4) starting Monday, June 25, and ending Tuesday, August 28.
Kids will have fun making crafts, playing games, completing activity pages, watching educational movies, and so much more; all focused on a specific country. Music and arts will be introduced into the children’s educational experience (a highlight for most campers), coordinating with the week’s cultural theme, as the Arts Alliance of Northern NH (AANNH) has agreed to participate once again. African drumming and dance, Canadian fiddling, and Russian wooden doll painting are just a few of the authentic arts programs children participated in from previous camps.
A Global Journey takes children ages 4-12 to various continents on our globe, studying cultures with fun-filled and hands-on activities (both individually and in groups). Last summer children spent the first week in the United States as they celebrated Independence Day; then it was off to Brazil, France, Greece, Ireland, Egypt, Spain, and Switzerland. Children worked together creating Eiffel Towers, building Titanic ships and floating them in the stream, making an Egyptian Sphinx, and painting Pablo Picasso art. Alongside the hours spent in building and painting these creations, important cultural facts and trivia are taught. On Fridays, children create team display boards reinforcing all they’ve learned from the week, as well as make entries in their own Global Journey Journals. In 2010, children visited Costa Rica, Canada, Africa, Australia, Japan, and Russia; and this summer promises to be another great journey.
Snack, lunch, and beverages are provided daily. Fridays include a kitchen activity in which children prepare and cook their own lunch consisting of cultural foods found in the country they are studying that week. This seems to be a real treat for most of the children; they are so proud of their accomplishment and ultimately get to enjoy eating their meal together.
Camp is held at the Northern Forest Heritage Park in Berlin every Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (extended hours available for a nominal fee). Cost is only $20 a day or $80 for the week per child with a discount available for multiple family members in the same home attending. Scholarships will be available for full-time campers, provided by Davis & Towle; interested parties must talk with Dori Ducharme at the number below.
All registrations and daily/weekly fees must be returned to the TCCAP administrative offices in Berlin (railroad station building across from the Post Office) prior to child being dropped off at camp. For more information, contact 752-7001.