Unity in the Community holds Annual Summer Enrichment Camp

Published 11:45 am Tuesday, August 23, 2022

The Unity in the Community organization recently held its Annual Summer Enrichment Camp. A very successful week-long camp was packed full of educational, fun and exciting activities. The purpose of the summer camp was to develop social skills and leadership skills while providing a safe environment where the youth will be able to learn, play and grow. A few of the many activities included harvesting and studying herbs and their benefits, making cool and refreshing herb-infused drinks, and making their own tie-dyed t-shirt with natural plant-based dyes. 

A trip to the Historic Johnson Farm in Hendersonville N.C. gave the campers a peek into days gone by and a way of life that is rapidly disappearing across America. The handmade brick farmhouse was constructed in 1880 and is used as a heritage education center, which captured the minds of the youth with many interesting and fun facts. Other activities for the week included a trip to Strawberry Hills Farm and skating.

The Unity in the Community’s Summer Enrichment Camp was funded by a generous donation from the Polk County Community Foundation.

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Submitted by David Staley