"A Thousand Paper Cranes": Cultivating Compassion: Virtual Summer Camp Offering
"I would fold a thousand paper cranes for you," poet Shinji Moon declares. Could each of us say that about someone we love? Could we offer that level of compassion to people we've never met, whose lives are vastly different from our own? Most importantly, could we look in the mirror and promise that level of care to ourselves?
Through our writing, deep listening, art-making, movement, and music, we will build community and name the parts of our lives and our world in most need of compassion. Intentionality will be maintained virtually through our regular WWf(a)C practices. Craft and writing prompt packets will be available for pickup and/or email prior to the start of camp! Lunch and break times are incorporated into the schedule. (Grades 10-12) (Image by Mark Chan @markcjn via Unsplash)
Our week-long summer camps, for young people in 4th-12th grades and young adults 18-22, combine the art of writing and other modes of artistic enrichment to enhance self-esteem and build skills in creative self-expression. Programs are designed to help strengthen participants' authentic voices, develop their ability to speak out through writing and community-building, and deepen their belief in their own creative intelligence.
Our camps are open to young women, girls, and trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) youth.
To support the health and creativity of our young writers and their families, our 2020 Summer Camp Sessions are now exclusively Virtual, with appropriately modified schedules and activities for each age group that maintain our focus on creativity and community-building. These programs, facilitated on the Zoom platform, run on the same scheduled week of camp, with condensed online hours Monday through Friday, as well as reduced fees. Themes and facilitators for each camp will remain the same. Intentionality will be maintained virtually through our regular WWf(a)C practices. Craft and writing prompt packets will be available for pickup and snail mail/email prior to the start of camp! We can't wait to see you this summer!
UPDATED 4/17/20. SUMMER CAMP 2020 PAYMENT & REFUND POLICY: In order to reserve your place, a deposit of $50 is required at the time of registration. Full payment for the program is due within 7 days of the first day of camp.
In the event a class is cancelled or rescheduled due to lack of enrollment, students will be notified as soon as possible and will be given the option to receive a full credit for a future class or a full refund. All credits must be used within one (1) year of receipt.