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Sweet Cream & Book Dreams Camp: Session 2


Camp Information & Logistics:
Camp is open to kids ages 6 and up.

Camp SESSION 2 runs July 31 - August 4th, 2017 from 9:15 a -1 p each day.

Camp costs $175 for the week, $50 deposit due by May 1st (deposit can be made at Main Street Books or Ben & Jerry's, but full payment is due if using the online registration).

Camp tuition includes all supplies for activities and a select lunch menu from the Pickled Peach each day.

Camp begins daily at Ben & Jerry's in Davidson, NC, 202 South Main Street.

Once deposit or tuition is paid, you will receive a camp waiver and form to compete for each participating child. 

Monday at Ben & Jerry's:
Monday is a full day of all things Ben & Jerry’s. Each camper will make a tie dye t-shirt, homemade ice cream, & waffle cone,. Campers will tour the entire store, learn about Ben & Jerry’s history, including the importance of fair trade & how non-GMO matters. Campers will choose and pack the ice cream for the cake they will decorate on Friday. Kids finish the morning with Ben & Jerry’s trivia and prizes.

Tuesday with the Sanctuary:
On Wednesday, Ms. Maria from the Sanctuary of Davidson invites you to be an artist for the day. She will transform Ben & Jerry's into an artist studio with easels, palettes, brushes, and canvases. In her class, campers will learn to use strokes, value, and form with acrylics so that they can create a full painting to take home.

Wednesday at Main Street Books:
On Tuesday, Main Street Books is bringing back the lost art of letter writing. We will read The Day the Crayons Quit (a book written in letters, of course) and start letter writing from the beginning by folding our own envelopes, creating our own stationary, composing letters, and addressing them correctly. Come prepared with the address of a friend or we will have military pen pals you can write to. We will mail our letters and end with a tour of the Davidson Post Office to learn how letters get from here to there.
Thursday with Over the Chessboard:
On Thursday, our professional chess instructor & director of Over the Chessboard, Jessica Prescott, will teach campers the basic rules and strategies of the chess, including special rules such as castling, promotion and en passant. We will also discover exciting tactics such as pins, forks, and skewers. Playing chess has been shown to improve critical thinking, academic scores, & risk/benefit analysis, even with very young players. 

Friday at Ben & Jerry's:
Friday, the final hurrah! Campers will decorate their own Ben & Jerry’s ice cream cake and take it home! Karen Toney will teach campers how to color their own icing, how to use a pastry bag with various cake tips to create different effects, and how to plan and write with icing. Campers will create their own cake design with their new skills and a variety of topping choices. Everyone will take home their own ice cream cake masterpieces to share with their families.

Later Event: August 5
Tunes & Tales with Jamie