For the first time, the Holleran Center for Community Engagement offered a week-long Junior Creativity day camp, in August, to students ages 7-10 years old from South Reading. Junior Creativity Camp 2008 was held on Alvernia’s campus and focused on the Olympics.
The campers participated in their own Junior Creativity Camp Olympics and had an opportunity to meet a former Olympian who discussed her experiences at the 1996 Atlanta games. The campers visited the Philadelphia Zoo as well as the Reading Planetarium. Some of the Bernadine Franciscan Sisters taught the campers songs, which were later presented at the closing ceremony.
A total of 16 children from downtown Reading participated in the camp, which was led by Kim Stoudt, athletic training. She was also assisted by students, Chris Fake and Brett Ames as well as Jessica Umbenhauer and Catie Bougie, HCCE.
Programming for the South Reading Youth Initiative will resume in September. The Holleran Center is always looking for volunteers or classes to help out with our exciting activities. Please contact Jessica Umbenhauer (x1923) or Catie Bougie (x1527) for information or to get involved.