2020 was a year when young people had to adapt to a variety of new and stressful situations, and recovery from all the uncertainty and adjustments continues into 2021. We know that children often have very strong emotions long before they have learned to cope with them. Fortunately, we also have a variety of techniques to support children and encourage them to... Read More
When is the last time you danced in front of someone? This question might make you laugh. You might say “No one wants to see that!” But where is this reaction coming from? You might think you are not good enough. You might be comparing yourself to better dancers and thinking you have nothing to offer in terms of creativity or technique.
But... Read More
At the University of Louisville’s School of Medicine, Cabbage Patch science campers leaned close to a hospital bed to inspect a very realistic medical simulation robot.
“My chest hurts!” Suddenly the robot seemed to spring to life, but he wasn’t feeling well! Campers jumped back in surprise, and nervous laughter ensued. Once they composed themselves,... Read More
The journey toward completing the third installment in The Cabbage Patch's children's book series focused on cooperation. Participants in Baxter's Corner's Young Storytellers Camp learned that working together to achieve a common goal is not always easy, but it is very rewarding.
The concept for the book, 'Babies and Bananas,' created opportunities for the... Read More
The children of The Cabbage Patch explore global culture without leaving Louisville in our Around the World Day Camp! The food, crafts, music and other traditions from a variety of regions make up an exciting week of discovery.
This year, highlights of Around the World Day Camp included a dance performance and workshop by the McClanahan School of Irish Dance,... Read More
The Cabbage Patch's Safe Urban Biking Program teaches children to ride smart throughout the year, and our Bike Day Camp is the perfect summertime introduction for those who want to learn to get started with safe cycling! Our League Cycling Instructors, certified by The League of American Bicyclists, are skilled at teaching children about the rules of the road,... Read More
When we cook together, we learn to work as a team. When we eat together, we share and enjoy the fruits of our labor. Few things bring people together quite like food, and that is why Young Chefs Camp is one of our most popular summer day camps!
The concept that is central to Young Chefs Camp is food literacy. Simply put, food literacy is understanding the... 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
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