CAMP SPOTLIGHT: The Children's Garden

 

CAMP SPOTLIGHT: The Children's Garden

 

Date: July 14, 2010
by: Loren Mayo | Community Editor

 
 

Throughout July, The Children’s Garden is teaching kids about the magic of gardening with its summer camp. Kids will take nature walks, learn about animals, insects and birds, and even get to make believe they are pirates, fairies and hobbits for a day. The garden also offers reading day camp with art projects, illustration of the story and drama performances of selected book scenes. The Observer spotted the following kids hanging out in the garden in between camp sessions and caught up with them to chat.


Lilah Davenport
How many times have you visited The Children’s Garden?
“I think 16, 17 or 14.”

Do you like coming here to play?
“Not when it’s so hot. I like it when it’s medium.”

What have you seen so far today?
“Leaves, insects and flowers. I like those yellow flowers over there and I like the pirate ship. I really like to go inside the maze.”


Banyan Gilkey
What’s your favorite activity at The Children’s Garden?
“Going on the slide, because if Jack and Lilah come with me, then we hold each other down the slide and grab each other’s shirts. Sometimes my little brother comes, and even my mom does it!”

How many times have you visited The Children’s Garden?
“Three-thousand times.”

Have you seen or done anything interesting today?
“I found a bunch of treasures — my mom has them all in her purse. I also really like the tree house, and some of the colored poles over there shoot water and you get to walk through the mist.”


Jack Davenport
What’s the best part about The Children’s Garden?
“The playground because it’s cool, fun and shady.”

How many times have you visited The Children’s Garden?
“Ten.”

Have you seen or done anything interesting today?
“Well, I found these gold rocks and this bright piece. Sometimes we play games.”

Contact Loren Mayo at lmayo@yourobserver.com.

 

 

 

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