Sugar and Spice Day Camp sparked campers’ creativity, built confidence and “everything nice”

Posted by on Aug 1, 2013 in Stories from The Patch

Sugar and Spice Day Camp was a week full of fun activities for young girls such as making crafts, getting pampered, shopping, along with “everything nice.” The week kicked off with the girls baking strawberry cupcakes and making bath balms and jewelry boxes. The cupcake jewelry boxes needed to be filled, so throughout the week the girls made necklaces and friendship bracelets.  Later, campers made tutus out of tulle fabric and had a dance party.

The week’s activities included taking field trips to the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, The Little Loomhouse, the Root Cellar, the Paul Mitchell The School Louisville, 610 Magnolia and Mall St. Matthews.

At the Kentucky Art and Craft Museum, campers made necklaces and learned about the museum’s many local and regional artists. The Little Loomhouse gave the children a day of basket weaving and sewing fabric into purses and wallets. Campers also had a health-focused day of yoga and shopping for fresh organic fruit and vegetables at the Root Cellar. They took these fruits and veggies back to the Patch for a tasting. The campers also had their hair, nails and makeup done at the Paul Mitchell and then enjoyed a fine dining experience at 610 Magnolia, courtesy of Edward Lee, where they were served a salad with cherries and goat cheese, chicken with mashed potatoes, and chocolate mousse.

“Hands down, the girls’ favorite part of camp were the visits to Paul Mitchell, 610 Magnolia, and shopping day,” said Elizabeth Smith, Recreation & Youth Development Specialist for The Cabbage Patch.

Sugar and Spice Day Camp sparked campers’ creativity, built their confidence, and taught them skills that will make their futures brighter than their sparkly nails.

Through the annual support of donors, many children are able attend Summer Day Camps at The Cabbage Patch on scholarships, offering them a rare opportunity to step out and explore, learn, all in a safe environment.

“It is a real treat for them,” Elizabeth said.