Cultural Camp Presented by Shidaa Projects Inc.
Youngsters ages 8 and up will be immersed in Drumming, Dance, Storytelling, Fabric Printing, Tie & Dye and even helping prepare then sample an authentic West African dish.
This camp takes place Tuesday July 25 through Thursday July 27 from 8:15 am to 1:30 pm providing 3 days packed with fun activities.
The First Congregational Church of Berlin at 1808 Scott Hill Road in Berlin, VT is generously opening its space and grounds for us to host the camp.
Shidaa Projects’s Cultural Camp is sponsored by 802 Cars and the Montpelier Community Fund.
We use arts, symbols, designs, instruments and artifacts to teach about the values of West African culture. Our workshops are resourceful means of introducing students and teachers to an unprecedented knowledge of rich African culture and traditions.
Working in many middle and high schools in Vermont, New England, and throughout the Northeast, we always insist on incorporating appreciation for other cultures.
Our workshops are run either directly for students or for teachers seeking authentic resources to enable them to better teach their students.
Our Residencies are specifically designed for school children from kindergarten through twelfth grade (K-12). Programs are made in accordance with the state’s arts education curriculum, as a way of complementing the efforts of teachers, and encouraging “learning through the arts.”
School Cultural Activities
The school cultural activities are created to incorporate all school ages and grades. Based on the grades of our target audiences/participants, activities could range from simple “Anansi” story telling for younger kids, to dance drumming, choreography for middle-schoolers, and to the actual making of African drums or fabric printing as highly engaging hands-on activities.
We also teach senior grades real cooking of classic West African dishes.
Above all, in prioritizing diversity, we accommodate varied cultural sensitives of participants and encourage the sharing of similar cultural values which add to the overall objectives of improved learning.
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