iThings 2 Collard Greens Summer Day Camp for Girls is entering its 5th week. Nannie Helen Burroughs is smiling down as she sees the work with little girls dedicated to her memory. What an exciting summer for the girls, their families and the staff of iThings 2 Collard Greens.Â Each day is fresh and new as we have come together in our camp community practicing love in action!Â Reinforcing the teachings of Nannie Helen Burroughs of a clean body, mind, spirit and home, our little girls have learned quite a bit about a lot of things - sewing, knitting and gardening, meditating, yoga, table etiquette, nutrition, health and hygiene. In this no technology camp they are jumping rope, playing dodge ball, hula-hooping, throwing jacks and playing the old-fashioned card games -Â I Declare War, Crazy Eights and Fish! Each morning they meditate and speak the affirmation of they day as they care for their mind and spirit. They have participated in altar building. They practice yoga and public speaking. They dance and learn table etiquette. Nutrition and health and hygiene classes emphasize the importance of caring for the body. Their cultural enrichment also included field trips to museums and parks and participating in the 137th birthday celebration of Mary McLeod Bethune in the shadow of her statue at Lincoln Park in Northeast Washington.
Thank you, God! Thanks to the spirit of Nannie Helen Burroughs! Thank you community! Thanks to Arts for Our Children, the non-profit arm of the Davis Center for sponsoring this project. We extend thanks to CYITC and all the many donors who have made this summer possible. . We are because of you!