A message from Kingston Mosaic Camp Instructors 2017:
Elena Heighton: “I am a student at McGill University, going into my final undergraduate year majoring in Psychology and minoring in World Religions. I am hoping to go on to do graduate work in counseling psychology and am interested in alternative therapies such as equine therapy, wilderness therapy and art therapy. I have been working with children, both one on one and in small arts based camps, for about six years now. I love working outdoors, doing arts and crafts, baking, and playing music. I am also interested in agriculture and work part time for a small organic farm. I’m excited to be a part of this camp and am looking forward to watching it grow in the coming years!”
Clara Troje: “I am very excited to be a part of Mosaic’s first summer camp. Currently I am a student at McGill University, majoring in Music and minoring in Music Education and Psychology. This will also be my third summer working as a camp counsellor at Gould Lake Outdoor Centre, and my fifth summer being involved in arts-based or outdoor summer camps. I love working with children, and am especially interested in music therapy, anthroposophy, and living communities such as Camphill. My other passions are playing clarinet, canoeing and kayaking, as well as comic making and painting.”
Kingston Mosaic is an organization inspired by the Camphill Movement, which strives to create social therapeutic communities that include people with special needs. Mosaic currently offers programming for children and youth with special needs, with the future goal of creating a full-time school and living community.
We are currently raising money to start a summer camp for children both with and without developmental disabilities with a focus on individual and collective creative expression. Our theme for this camp is sustainable agriculture and ecology and we will be putting together a puppet show with the kids based on these themes.
The money we raise will go to pay for instructors and educators in specialty areas such as woodworking and farming, as well as healthy (mostly organic) food for the children, and materials for various crafts and art projects.
Kingston Mosaic’s mission is to make this an affordable camp for the families of atypically developing children, who generally have many other expenses to cover. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated by the children and their families, and will help us to run this start-up camp, and future camps, successfully. Thank you!
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