These hot June days take me back through the years to the days of summer camp. My first experience was a YWCA camp on the shores of a Michigan lake. It was all foreign to me; morning reveille, raising the flag and evenings by the campfire, singing songs whose words even now come to mind.
Most of all I remember the sensation of walking through woods, the paths banked by ferns with tiny pine cones crunching under my feet. And the dark, cool inside of the craft cabin, where any imaginable project might rise from the sturdy wooden tables.
In the last several years, there has been a resurgence of summer camps for adults. It’s a great idea and our local art center offers day camps for adults. So why not a day camp for cancer patients and their caregivers? Of course!
We’ve created a 3 day, 2 hours per day Art Camp at the Wellness Within center in July and August.
We will make art that stretches the boundaries of what we think we are capable of, that heals our spirits, and provides a respite from the woes of cancer.
Of course there will be snacks and laughs and lemonade and maybe a little kombucha too. As always, there is no fee for these programs.
You can sign up for either or both of these art camps online or by calling us at 916-788-0333.