🌟 Hidden Herstories of Florence: Underground, undercover, no longer under wraps! 🌟Click to Register
Unlock a world of creativity, community, and spatial justice at the Hidden Herstories Camp! Join us for an unforgettable summer experience where young minds will embark on a journey of discovery, learning, and artistic expression. Our unique program goes beyond the traditional summer camp model to blend lessons, community-based learning, and a transformative project that turns dreams into reality.
📚 Spatial Justice Lessons & Community-Based Learning:
Campers will dive into engaging lessons focused on spatial justice, exploring how spaces impact communities. Led by our expert co-teacher from the David Ruggles Center for History and Education, campers will uncover the hidden stories of women in Florence, and untold histories of bravery, and learn the power of shaping spaces for the better. This camp will be led by Shari Leskowitz, certified teacher, Community Classroom tutor, and social justice educator.
🎨 Create Your Own Picture Book:
Under the guidance of nationally renowned author Grace Lin and our art partner Art Always, campers will master the art of storytelling and illustration. From crafting compelling narratives to bringing characters to life on the page, every camper will develop their unique voice and style to share the details of their research
🚶♂️ StoryWalks: Share Your Learnings with the World!
The highlight of our camp is the creation of a captivating picture book by each camper, transformed into a StoryWalk®. Pages from their books will be displayed along a walkable path at the Florence Farmers Market in May-October of 2024, turning their ideas into a public showcase. One camper will be featured each week, sharing their spatial justice learnings and artistic creations with the community.
📖 Community Impact:
Copies of the campers’ books will be placed at the local library and elementary schools, ensuring that their stories continue to inspire and educate beyond the StoryWalks.
🗓️ Camp Details:
- Week 1: July 29 – August 2 (Florence Community Exploration and Research) 1-4 pm
- Week 2: August 5 – August 9 (Storybook Creation) 1-4 pm
- Campers need to attend both weeks for the full experience
📍 Location: The David Ruggles Center for History and Education, our camp host site, provides a rich historical backdrop for our learning journey.
Cost: $500 for 2 weeks (scholarships available)
🌈 Why Choose Hidden Herstories Camp?
- Collaborate with the David Ruggles Center and their expert staff
- Learn from a nationally renowned author, Grace Lin
- Develop artistic skills with our dedicated art partner, Art Always
- Turn your ideas into a real StoryWalk® showcased at the Florence Farmers Market
- Impact the community by sharing your spatial justice learnings with the public
Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to be a part of Hidden Herstories Camp! Secure your spot now for a summer filled with creativity, exploration, and making a lasting impact on the community.