Similkameen Family Literacy Outreach is offering it’s Summer Day Camp August 20-24, from 9 a.m. to noon.
This year’s camp will work and play with folks 9 to 15 years. There is an open invitation to older youngsters and parents to join in as volunteers.
As in 2010 and 2011 the week long camp will happen in the grounds of the Keremeos Grist Mill and Gardens. Mill operators, Jim and Brenda Millar, are once again offering a welcome to area youngsters.
In 2011 the camp did Box Theatre exercises in which participants developed their own scripts and played them for each other and a invited audience at close of the week.
In 2010 it was a Your Own Book Written By You with the work written, illustrated, read and performed by the campers.
This summer’s Young Writers and Players theme will combine exercises in composition, theatre games, some rigorous run around games, snack break and the formation of teams of players to take their written work and combine it bring it to life in short plays.
There will be a wrap-up presentation for family and the public at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 24.
The day camp is funded through provincial gaming dollars and is administered by Lower Similkameen Community Services Society. Co-ordinator for Similkameen Family Literacy Outreach is Dave Cursons.
To register for The Young Writers and Players Day Camp call 250-499-2352 or drop by Lower Similkameen Community Services at the corner of Veterans Avenue and Third Street across from the health unit. The office is open 8 a.m. to noon, Monday to Friday.