Name of Engagement

Furious Flower Children's Poetry Camp

Description

Furious Flower's Virtual Creativity Camp! For over 15 years, the Furious Flower Poetry Center has offered our Children's Creativity Camp to the Harrisonburg community. This year, we are excited to bring our campers and our amazing workshop teachers together ONLINE! Furious Flower hosts its annual FREE Children's Creativity Camp so that kids all over the county can learn how to express themselves and explore their interests in a safe and fun environment. With camp switching to a virtual setting, we are excited to have a talented group of educators who will conduct online workshops from locations is Harrisonburg, Richmond, and even Kenya, East Africa. Mr. Mike Deaton will teach: ìRhythm and Resilienceî and ìNature as a Guideî Mrs. Celmali Jaime Okonji will teach: ìResilience, ResiliArt!î and ìSeeds of PoeTreeî Mrs. Kisha Hughes will teach: ìTend, Till: Your Own Businessî and ìTend, Till: Your Own Businessî This summerís theme is Bloom On! Dr. Joanne Gabbin, founder of the Furious Flower Poetry Center, and this summerís Camp Director, Talibah Aquil, wanted to highlight themes centered around Resilience and Growth during these difficult times. It is important for us to center the healing and resilience of our youth who too, are experiencing grief, fear, and confusion during this national moment of upheaval. Bloom On! celebrates the perseverance of our youth as well as honors the families that continue to plant and water this Blooming generation! Registration is now open for our FREE Virtual Creativity Camp. To register, visit our website at https://www.jmu.edu/furiousflower/creativitycamp/index.shtml Come and join us this summer as we Learn, Create and Bloom On!

Web Presence

https://www.jmu.edu/furiousflower/creativitycamp/index.shtml

Involvement

Involves Faculty, Involves Staff, Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

Harrisonburg/Local/VA

Date

July 27-31, 2020

Frequency

Recurring Event (Occurs on a regular basis but not continual)

Existing Center/Institute/Program

yes

Primary Focus of Program

Children/Youth, and Family; Arts and Culture

Begin Date

7-27-2020

End Date

7-31-2020

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning

Format

Camp

On/Off campus

On campus

Academic Level of Engagement

Department

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