Children and adults are invited to attend a basket-making class with craftsman Carole Hetzel, of West Palm Beach, on Friday February 4 from 2- 4 pm at Camp Bayou.
Registration is required and space is limited. Please contact Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. You are required to bring clothes pins, bucket, scissors, pencil, and measuring tape. Materials for a small basket will be provided. Class is free but donations are always appreciated!
Carole has a BA in Education from Trenton, NJ and trained with Billie Sudduth of the John Campbell Folk Art School in Georgia.
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 www.campbayou.org or call 813-641-8545.
Photo: sample basket by Carole