Painted Turtle Arts Camp 2013 was a huge hit this summer! Without the support of Right to Play, our Community Theatre Fund Raising Initiatives, Chief and Council in Cat Lake, Slate Falls, Webequie and Fort Severn, Painted Turtle Staff and Camp Managers we would not have been such a success! Next year we hope to be in 8 communities by running Painted Turtle Arts Camp Training Program for community leaders in Canada's most Northern and remote regions.
- To nurture every child’s creative spirit through creative expression and play
- To build a cohesive sense of community through teacher and artist education, performance-celebrations and creative expressions
- To offer opportunity for youth to be volunteers in an arts based environment and enhance their knowledge and interest in arts based activities
Cooks: We were lucky to have partnered with the Diabetes worker in Slate Falls who prepared healthy and delicious meals each day. In Slate Falls, Dave Guilbeault made delicious homemade soup and sandwiches each day. Each community also generously donated funds to purchase all of the food throughout the camp.
Group Leaders: Each camp would have not been possible with out the support of local community members who played the role of group leaders at the camp. Group leaders were responsible for watching over each group of children. They carried out a variety of tasks such as taking attendance in the morning, handing out snack, escorting groups from one activity to the next, leading quick games or activities, and helping activity leaders during the rotations.
A Lasting Legacy: This year, boxes of supplies were collected to leave with the community. Craft supplies and costumes were left with Community Mentors and Education Staff so that the spirit of the Painted Turtle Art camp could live on.