Categories: General Date: Jun 10, 2009 Title: Summer activities abound with Community Connect camps and more
By Sylvia Renick
Community Connect summer activities are many and varied, ranging from the arts to math to nature and more, for children, families and adults. Registration is required for all activities whether free or for a fee and can be done online at www.dalhart communityeducation.org or in person at 701 E. 10th Street, Dalhart.
Jump & Jam, the new fitness fun, will be led by Bridgett Nicholson, June 15-18, for students grades 2 and 3 from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. and grades 4, 5 and 6, from 10:00 a.m. to noon.
For your outdoor child, consider Project Nature, led by Shadlynn Maness, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, June 30-July 2, an introduction to local wildlife, their habits and habitats. Open to children ages 8 to 10.
Last year’s amazing DalhARTs Drama Camp will make a return engagement the week of July 6-10 from 9:00 a.m. to noon for students K-1, and from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for students in grades 2-12. Directed by Alison Chambers and members of the Gypsy Theatre Company in New York, participants will study music, drama and dance, culminating in a Friday night performance. DalhARTs Drama Camp is Dalhart Education Foundation grant supported.
For the visual artist, Art Camp, will meet July 14-16. Anna Casey will lead Fun with Paint for the 4 to 6 year olds; Found Art or Trash to Treasure, for 7 to 9 year olds will be led by Lynn Bowers; and Paige Davis will teach the art of Calligraphy to 9 to 12 year olds.
Fascinated by the world of Medicine? Medicamp, July 21-23, will give students an inside look at the world of nursing, hospital labs and first aid. Led by Molly Pyle, Kelly Galloway, Tony Black and Denisa Brown, this camp is for students in grades 6, 7 and 8.
If your student is entering Junior High School and they want to keep those math skills sharp, join Kay White’s Math Camp, July 20-23. Two options are available, Math Facts & Fractions from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., or Junior High Geometry from 11:00 a.m. to noon.
Denise Baumert will be teaching Beginning Guitar to students age 8 and over, including adults, on Wednesdays, July 1 – 29, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. This class will be an introduction to strums, finger and flat picking, basic chords and more. The first class will run about a half hour longer so that students can learn to tune their instruments.
Save the date, Thursday June 18, 9:00 p.m., for the Star Party at Lake Rita Blanca Spillway, where Melissa Ritchey and David Hutchison will take you on a tour of the celestial night sky. Bring the whole family, blankets or lawn chairs, your flashlight and a sense of adventure. ***Please park before the dam, and park with your lights facing away from the spillway!*** Free, but be sure to register in order to receive your skymap. Friday, June 19, will be the alternate date in case of rain or cloud covered skies.
Renowned Pueblo Indian Storyteller, Eldrena Douma, will be spinning tales about Grandmother Spider and other characters famous in Indian lore. Learn why dogs can’t talk and how bucks got their antlers! Free at the XIT Museum beginning at noon, Thursday July 16. Bring your sack lunch!
Learn to swing a rope (lasso) in time for the XIT Rodeo and Reunion! Let Bill, Kathy and Toree Winchell introduce your kids to Roping. Class will meet Friday July 17 and 24, 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. for kids 5 to 7, and 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. for kids 8 to 10. Kids should bring their own rope.
Don’t let Dove season catch you without your Hunter Safety Certification, mandatory for anyone born after September 2, 1971. Class will meet July 19 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. and July 20 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Hunter safety, firearm safety, wildlife management, and more will be among the topics covered by Instructor Emily Berg. Students must be 12 and older.
Still looking for something to stretch your mind, boost your skills or just do for fun, then check out the amazing number of classes offered by Ed2Go listed online at www.ed2go.com/dalhart. New class sessions begin the third Wednesday of every month.