Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Camp Bayou workshops- Crafting Naturally

Crafting Naturally Workshops
Don't let the summer heat stop you from enjoying the wonders of nature!
Throughout the summer, Camp Bayou will present "Crafting Naturally" workshops each Friday starting June 4 from 9:30-10:30am. Each session, held in the air-conditioned classroom, will introduce one or more craft techniques using or highlighting a natural element. Crafts are varied and will interest participants with skill levels from beginner to intermediate. Advanced crafters are welcome to attend to share their knowledge and expertise. Since there will be at least two crafts offered each session, one geared for kids and the other for adults, this workshop is appropriate for crafters aged 5 to 95. A one-time donation of $5 helps pay for craft supplies then come to one or all of the summer sessions.
June's schedule of crafts:
June 4- grape (and other vine) wreaths and pine cone feeder/ornaments
June 11- cross-stitch jelly jar lids and twig picture frames
June 18- crazy quilt squares and pressed flower notepad
June 25- natural dyed fabric and beaded bracelets
Check the calendar at http://www.campbayou.org/ for future session themes or click here for July schedule.
Crafters will be invited to display and/or sell their creations at our Holiday Open House to be held on Saturday, December 4, 2010. Participation in the Open House is not required but encouraged.
Crafts not really your style? There will be a photography contest this year with winning photos displayed at the Open House and other venues around South Hillsborough. Look for last year's winners in a display at the SouthShore Regional Library starting in June. Rules and details will be announced in the near future.
For information on any of the programs at Camp Bayou contact Dolly at campbayou@yahoo.com or call 813-363-5438.
Camp Bayou is nether a campground nor a summer camp. It was an RV park before the County's ELAP program purchased the land but it is now open for day use only, open to the general public. Through volunteers, donations, membership and grants, the RCDF offers pre-scheduled programs to schools, youth groups, adult groups and families plus it's open from Thursday- Saturday from 9am-2pm for passive recreational pursuits such as wildlife watching, nature photography and trail walks. General admission is still FREE.

The Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is a public- private partnership between the non-profit Ruskin Community Development Foundation, Inc. (RCDF) and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation. Camp Bayou is located 3 miles south of SR674 at the end of 24th St SE in Ruskin. More information is on the web at http://www.campbayou.org or call 813-641-8545.

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