Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Center for Interfaith Cooperation Youth Camp

Looking for something different for the kids this summer? Consider sending them to a week at a daycamp sponsored by the Center for Interfaith Cooperation, set for 18-22 July at the Indiana Interchurch Center, 1100 West 42nd Street, Indianapolis.

Children from 8 to 14 will engage in a variety of intercultural activities with facilitators from Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Jordan, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan and Japan. Each day, they'll participate in a nature exploration hike. Field trips are planned to the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the outdoor Art Park and Butler University.

The cost is $125 per child (with a $25 discount for additional children from the same family). Activities are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 18 July through 22 July. "Before" and "after" care will be available from 8-9 a.m. and 4-5 p.m. for an additional $10. The cost for just one day? $30.

The Center for Interfaith Cooperation Youth Camp will be lead by Keith and Brenda Turner, assisted by four trained camp counselors and a staff member from CIC, who will introduce a different international theme each day.

During the week, students will learn simple greetings and how to write their name in five different languages. They will also learn basic cultural, geographic and demographic information about each the countries introduced. In addition students will visit the Indianapolis Museum of Art each day to view artwork from each of the countries or regions that are being studied. Other activities will include arts and crafts projects, nature hikes, and a tour of Butler University.

Snacks that compliment the international theme will be provided each day; however, students must bring their own lunches.

For information and registration, contact Charlie Wiles, 317:318-5304.

The Center for Interfaith Cooperation is a partnership of religious and community organizations that pool resources to rent office space, share a copier, build relationships, and work on finding solutions to common social needs.

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