Stories from The Patch

Young Authors Embark on a Catasterous Cruise

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

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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The World at Their Fingertips

Posted by on Jun 25, 2015 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

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!

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Giddy Up and Go with HOOF!

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

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?

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Announcing the new Kim Hazelwood Glass Library and Myra Lee Book Nook!

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

One of the most inspiring success stories to come out of The Cabbage Patch is that of the late Kim Glass, who was the first Cabbage Patch College Scholar and, later, a Patch Board member. Thanks to her hard work and the opportunities afforded to her because of her active participation in our programs, Kim became an architect and was a driving force behind The Patch’s facility expansion which was completed in 2009. In honor of Kim’s inspirational legacy at The Patch and her daughter Myra Lee’s love of reading, her friends at Virginia Chance School had a vision for the perfect tribute. This vision has become reality in the newly dedicated Kim Hazelwood Glass Library and Myra Lee Book Nook.

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Art Imitates Life

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

When is the last time you looked at a favorite piece of art or literature in a new way? The Leadership Development teens were challenged to do just that with a writing exercise that helped them analyze and reinterpret some whimsical poems by creating parodies!

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Spring Break Adventure on the Katy Trail

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

For many teenagers, Spring Break is a just a time for relaxation and fun in the sun. However, the members of The Cabbage Patch’s Leadership Development program like a little challenge and adventure in their time off from school!

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