"Art Around the World" campers celebrate with reception

One of the unique aspects of our "Art Around the World" inclusive summer camp for kids ages 6-12 is that each Friday culminates in an end-of-week celebration in the form of a friends and family reception at our camp site, Brick Street Creative in the Warehouse Arts District of St. Petersburg.

This is the day when campers welcome their loved ones and come together to show off all of the projects they've created throughout the week. Last week, campers learned about the art and culture of Vietnam. The low teacher:camper ratio invites collaboration, fosters friendships among campers and allows campers to receive individualized attention and instruction. Valuable volunteers also provide a positive impact by helping, guiding and assisting.

These photos tell the story of the "heart" of our camp, an experience that's inclusive because it provides a chance for typically developing children to interact, create and work with kids who have a disability. This is truly making the arts accessible to all!