Posted: August 12
Every Tuesday and Thursday, Vine Maple Place offers KidZone - a summer day camp experience for kids in the program, ages 0-12. Staff, volunteers, and church groups run the camp for ten weeks, providing both fun and learning activities for the kids. Recently, during a science-themed day, the kids enjoyed a one-hour visit from Professor Steve. The kids learned about developing hypotheses and helped Professor Steve conduct experiments using heat, magnets, and vacuums. A bonus was creating an erupting volcano! The kids were highly engaged, including one energetic little 3-year-old, who is normally squirmy, but was he totally focused on the Professor's experiments. One of the older kids said, “I can’t wait for science next year so I can make more hypotheses.” Vine Maple Place is helping to bring stability to kids by providing ongoing learning activities in summer. These activities help children to retain information while also healing the brain through new experiences and discoveries. To learn about other ways Vine Maple Place is helping to bring stability to single parents and their kids, sign up for a Vision of Hope tour www.vinemapleplace.org, or, to host a private tour for your friends, family, or co-workers, call Lorene Palmer, Director of Development, at 425-432-2119, ext. 111.