Children often get frustrated when they are challenged in difficult subjects, but at The Cabbage Patch, they know that perseverance and patience will be rewarded. The Patch's reading program was created after it was identified that many of our elementary school members were behind in their reading skills by at least a grade level. Because these students struggled... Read More
"T'was the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." The familiar refrain never fails to capture the hearts and imaginations of people young and old at Christmas time. And so a young Cabbage Patch performing arts participant decided the share these words with his Patch family during a reading at the Christmas... Read More
In May 2015, The New York Times published a story about the importance of transportation for those working to improve the quality of life for their families. The article referenced a Harvard study that identified commuting time as the strongest factor in escaping poverty. According to Nathaniel Hendren, a Harvard economist, transportation is more of a contributing... Read More
When the time came to develop a theme for the 2015 Annual Auction, we looked to the success stories of our alumni for inspiration. Many Cabbage Patch members have made history in their families by becoming the first to go to college, the first to earn a degree...the first to show future generations what is possible. Where can history go from there? The accomplishment... Read More
Swoop! Swoop! "What was that?"
Campers who had traveled to The Great Smoky Mountains as part of our Travel Camp had just set out on a night hike when something seemed to be flying overhead. They had left their flashlights at camp in order to better appreciate the natural beauty of the dark woods, so they stood still and waited for the moon to shed a little... Read More
"Let us entertain you!"
The chorus refrain from one of the final numbers of The Cabbage Patch's Musical Theater Day Camp Talent Share brought cheers from the audience members, who were indeed entertained by performances in dance, stepping, song and more! This year, The Patch was proud to partner with Vault 1031, a local non-profit that is revitalizing the... Read More
"What is in this butter?!" a girl asked Chef Edward Lee during Young Chef Day Camp, eliciting laughs from fellow campers. It was the question they had all wanted to ask; they had never tasted anything like it. Chef Lee, who was hosting the group for a gourmet meal at his renowned restaurant 610 Magnolia, took the opportunity to teach the children about sorghum,... Read More
What, you've never heard the word catasterous? Time to expand your imaginary vocabulary! Catasterous is a combination of catastrophe and disastrous, but much more adventurous than either. Since the right word doesn't exist to describe this year's literary adventure created in partnership with Baxter's Corner, the Young Authors camp came up with one of their own!
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Children at The Cabbage Patch don't have to go far to have the world at their fingertips! Cooking, art projects and demonstrations all provide exciting learning experiences during Around The World Day Camp!
"What smells so good?" The question echoed over and over in the halls of The Patch when Around the World day campers took over the kitchen. Earlier... Read More
What can you learn from a horse? Some lessons are simple: perhaps you are afraid to get in the saddle, but you build courage by riding anyway. Some lessons are a little more complex: the way you lead a horse is a lot like leading people...are you patient? Do you work with the horse or get frustrated if he doesn't obey?
The Cabbage Patch and HOOF (Horses Offering... Read More