We’d like to extend a huge THANK YOU to Nourish Now, Vie de France, and Leveling the Playing Field. Their partnerships have always been invaluable and appreciated, but we know our summer programs would not be what they are without their generous donations of food and athletic equipment.
So What Else completed the first two weeks of summer camp, and our providers and campers could not have had a better time!
With three sites per day, So What Else led sports games, arts and crafts, expressive arts, fitness and nutrition classes, music workshops, and more for over 175 kids at eleven different sites. All sites have incorporated our “pay it forward” mentality and incorporated service learning into each day.
All activities and meals are free of charge for our campers and their families. We can’t WAIT to see what the rest of the summer has to offer! Check out the gallery of camp highlights at this link!
On Monday June 15, we celebrated the June birthdays at Sarah’s Hope Shelter.
The kids created homemade moon sand by using shaving cream, cornstarch, and food coloring, and we ended the night with chocolate and vanilla cupcakes.
This July, Patti Ross and our volunteer coordinator Amy Santis will be leading a special five-week Big Idea workshop at Patterson Park’s Living Classrooms.
Elementary school aged students will work in groups to plan, implement, and evaluate their own community service projects in their city and neighborhoods. During their first week, each group described what ‘community’ means to them and illustrated their ideal community.
So What Else is pleased to announce the kick off of our summer camp day programs on Monday June 22nd! During our camps youth will get to explore and discover through hands on learning, outdoor play and creativity building. Activities throughout the camp will include sports, game and play, healthy cooking lessons, yoga and dance, expressive arts, environmental education, Eco/green art and STEM learning. All students will also participate in our pay it forward mission! We will have on site community service stations for the kids to have a chance to learn about and participate in giving back. All of our programs are free of cost for youth and families.
This summer we are serving…
…over 30 kids from the CPDC community in Silver Spring MD.
…over 60 kids from the White Oak Community in MD.
…over 60 kids from Kingman Boys and Girls Club in DC.
…over 400 kids from the Pg County Community Services Foundation Community Centers located in Pg county, Montgomery County and DC.
Check out some pictures from last summer!