Day 2 - July 9, 2018
Oh, summer camp.
As an arts educator of mostly little people, I am always interested in infusing whatever I am doing with a little history and context; I even like throwing in some vocab whenever I can. In the world of summer camp, there are folks that claim to be only interested in creating a space that is fun and playful. Some talk about these two things (history and playfulness) like they exist on separate planets. And some don’t. I live on the planet where they both live happily, like an old married couple. Maybe it has to do with my many years working at the Boston Children’s Museum, where we spent hours upon hours talking about the power of play.
This week’s theme at camp is Color Me Crazy. The campers are ages 5–8. One of the many things we did today was talk about the Holi Festival in India. And then we had our very own little Holi Festival. Ours lasted only about about twenty minutes, but man was it ever a celebration!
“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct.”