The 28th annual Kids’ College hosted children from California, Maryland, Minnesota, Montana, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia as they enrolled in up to five different arts and science classes each day. From July 12 through July 30, more than 139 children in grade 2-8 attended the day camp. Every room and studio in Carnegie Hall, including the auditorium and kitchen, were filled with children learning, creating, and discovering new things.
Kids’ College is a summer day camp where children expand their artistic horizons in a safe and nurturing environment. Nineteen teaching artists assisted by 23 volunteers taught classes in archaeology, basket weaving, cooking, fashion design, fiber arts, ki aikido, music, origami, painting, pottery, tie-dye, and more! Several new teaching artists joined the Kids’ College staff this summer including Sarah Shepherd and Harmony Flora who taught the morning Kids in the Kitchen classes, Thomas Ruggiero who taught Fabrics to Fashion, Lynn Creamer who taught Fiber Arts, and Susan Adkins who taught Harp.
Carnegie Hall would like to thank the United Way of Greenbrier Valley and several generous individual donors who gave money so that we could provide scholarships to 19 children from five different counties in West Virginia. We also want to thank Uncle Larry’s Fund for their support, the Greenbrier County Commission for sponsoring the Kids’ College T-shirts, IGA for the large paper bags, and the Greenbrier County Schools for providing drinks, snacks, and fresh fruit during recess times.
Next year’s Kids’ College will be held on July 11-15 and July 18-22, 2022. Registration begins in Apr. 2022. If you are interested in teaching a class at the next Kids’ College, teaching proposals are due in November 2021. We also need adult and young volunteers to help with the classes. Contact Harmony Flora, education associate, or Leah Trent, education director, for more information at 304-645-7917.