Create, Play, & Learn Art Camp

Art Camp

The Washington County Family YMCA will be hosting an art camp in July for students in grades K-8.

Starting Monday, July 6th, through Friday, July 10th, the YMCA will partner with Instructor Jami Colon and The Salem Senior Center to offer an enriching experience through various mediums of art. Students in grades K-8 are encouraged to come out and experience the fun of creativity with youth from around the county. Students will be making a sculpture that will be permanently displayed at the YMCA. Youth will gather at the Salem Senior Center every evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the project.

Class time will consist of paper mache, sculpting, and painting for all ages. Youth are encouraged to wear appropriate attire for painting and paper mache. “We want our youth to roll up their sleeves and get elbow deep in creativity—that might get a little messy,” said Kristy Purlee, the Quality Membership Director at the Washington County Family YMCA. “We were so excited to collaborate with Jami Colon again this year. I love Jami’s passion for art and serving youth. I am so grateful and excited that she wants to share it with our Y family to enrich the community.”

Instructor Jami Colon, the Referral Manager at Meadow View Health and Rehabilitation, originally majored in Art Education during her collegiate career. Her passion began at West Washington, where she took “too many” classes to count, according to Colon. After 2 years of dedicating herself to that course of study, a family member fell ill. Her calling to nursing was overpowering, and she changed her area of focus to nursing.

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Calling all Youth! The Washington County Family YMCA will be hosting their #BestSummerEver Break Camp for students ages 5-14 years old.

Starting Monday, June 8th, through Friday, July 24th, the YMCA will offer their Summer Day Camp from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. All campers, ages 5-14, will spend their days enjoying summer fun and enrichment at the Bradie Shrum location at 1101 N. Shelby Street, Salem, IN 47167. Campers will be divided into age groups to encourage positive peer relations throughout the summer.

“We have a lot of fun planned this year,” said Rosie Morehous, Youth First Director at the Washington County Family YMCA. “Our Camp Coordinator, Ashley Hubbard, has been working hard to select and train our amazing staff, plan fun filled days, and schedule amazing field trips—all to make this break camp the BEST SUMMER EVER.”

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