We've scheduled our "Camp Explore" summer camps for this year, and we're excited about all the activities planned: kayaking and hiking and journal drawing among them. The weeks of June 8th and June 15th we're hosting children who are recent refugees from countries such as Afghanistan and Somalia. These weeks are made possible by a generous grant from BamaWorks, the charitable arm of the Dave Matthews Band. The International Rescue Committee is spreading the word among families who have recently made Charlottesville their new home.
The weeks of June 22 and July 6th the City of Charlottesville's summer camp participants (elementary school and Middle School children) will be returning after another busy year. We are looking forward to seeing many familiar faces as well as some new ones. The Lewis and Clark Exploratory Center will also offer a special kayaking workshop July 15th and 16th to the City of Charlottesville kids of Walker and Tonsler. Last year being on the river for the first time was the highlight for many of the campers. We hope to bring them increased confidence on the Rivanna River this year--and the wonderful opportunity to cool off and have fun.