July 5, 2016 | Posted in Community, Education, Kids, Mission

Tornado affected Camp Imagination, as well as Glenwood!!

Many were affected by the tornado that hit this area on June 21st. Those affected include Camp Imagination who was slated to receive the proceeds from the St. Andrew’s Community Dinner for June. We can’t let them down! On July 10, St. Andrew’s will have a special collection at both the 8 & 10 a.m. services to support the camp for the children of West Baltimore. If you are unable to attend but still want to donate, please make your check payable to St. Andrew’s and put “Camp Imagination” in the memo line.

Camp Imagination is a one week, tuition-free summer program for elementary-age children in West Baltimore’s Franklin Square community. The program focuses on students who are either behind in reading or who need a boost in their motivation to read. Camp Imagination is aimed at inspiring a love of literature through the visual and performing arts. This year the theme of camp is “Change.” Mornings will be dedicated to reading activities guided by the Common Core English Language Arts standards. Afternoons at camp will be devoted to creating art pieces as an expression of their interpretation of the text. In the process, campers will explore different art mediums, including photography, painting, weaving, mural, and collage. A healthy breakfast, lunch, and snack will be served daily. At the end of the week campers will host a Grand Art Opening for family, friends, and the community to celebrate their hard work and accomplishments.

The camp will run from August 1st to 5th, 9:00 to 3:30. Last year was a huge success, and they hope to build on what they have created. They are in need of financial support. With a grant they have received from St. Christopher’s, Linthicum, they still need an additional $85.00 per camper.