Willow Point Lions support kids’ summer art camps

Will allow 20 children from low-income families to participate free of charge in Sybil Andrews art camps

A $1,200 donation from the Willow Point Lions Club will allow 20 children from low-income families to participate free of charge in Sybil Andrews art camps this year.

Sybil Andrews art camps offer a variety of activities, including painting, drawing, colouring, gluing and sculpturing techniques; plus daily outdoor games and time to explore the beach to find treasures for craft creations. Children aged 6-12 can participate in a five-day morning or afternoon camp for $75 per child.

With a different theme each week, these camps have been designed by Sharon Sanford, an art enthusiast and school teacher – and no previous art experience is required to enjoy the camps.

At the Neat-O Nature camps, from July 16 through 20, kids will make fun and useful projects from rocks, shells, plants and driftwood. Art and craft projects include faux stained glass, magnets, wall art, permanent sand castles, welcome garden rock, candles, hobbit houses, decoupage rock, miniature garden and fun camp scrapbooking.

The Best Friends Forever camps, from July 30 through Aug. 3, will feature projects to keep and share, to treasure and give away to family and friends. Art and craft projects for this camp include; treasure boxes, paper making, flower arrangement, silk screening, ribbon weaving, never-ending card, inspirational magnets, portraits and scrapbooking memory pages.

In addition, both camps starting in July will have daily outdoor activities such as croquet, balloon badminton, bocce ball, beach ball volleyball, Frisbee golf, nature walk and scavenger hunts.

During the week of Aug. 20 through 24, kids seven to 11 years will have the option of attending either full or half-day camps. The theme Blast from the Past will allow children to go back in time and experience culture through arts, crafts and games of the past. In the morning, kids will enjoy making a record snack bowl, tabletop soccer game, bird house, shell candle holder, butterfly driftwood, bottle wrap, lino foam prints, monster or pet bookmarks and potpourri balls. The afternoon kids will make a hovercraft, luminaries, drum, wooden plaque, nature weaving wall hanger, mask, kite, silhouette and a racing toy.

To be eligible for sponsorship, families must register for the Recreation & Culture Department LIFE program and complete a request for free program form. Call 250-286-1161.