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Lorenzo summer camp extended to two weeks

One week of artistic exploration and one of scientific exploration being offered

Students from last year's camp sit in the grass and sketch the front facade of Lorenzo.

Students from last year's camp sit in the grass and sketch the front facade of Lorenzo. Kathleen Emerson

— The first session of the 2013 summer camp, called “Nature Lovers,” will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 12. Students will experience a traditional 19th Century school day with hands-on experiences focused on scientific exploration. It will consist of the study local flora, fauna and ecosystems around the Rippleton Schoolhouse. Class members will start their own gardens, capture bugs and butterflies and investigate the shores of Cazenovia Lake. There will also be various guest presenters, crafters and the staff at Lorenzo to present workshops.

The second camp session, “Artistic creations,” will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday July 29 through Friday, Aug. 2. Students will experience the study of architecture, landscape, printing, design and toy making. Various 19th century artistic techniques and mediums, including watercolor, ink, pencil and clay, will be explored. Class members will spend days sketching in the Lorenzo gardens, flying original kite designs and getting messy with artistic pursuits.

Both class sessions will offer games and pastimes characteristic of the historic period, and will culminate on their respective Fridays with an old-fashioned strawberry social.

Cost per child, per camp session is $150. Friends of Lorenzo members pay $135 per child. There is a non-refundable $35 deposit required. All required activity materials are covered by program fee.

Students must bring their own lunch, water bottles and healthy snacks. Drop off and pick up will be at Lorenzo’s South Cottage each day, with an early (8:30 a.m.) drop-off available for a fee.

Reservations and deposit are due by June 29; balance is due the first day of camp. Space is limited; a minimum enrollment of eight students is required.

For more information visit lorenzony.org or call Lorenzo at 655-3200.

Jason Emerson is editor of the Cazenovia Republican. He can be reached at editor@cazenoviarepublican.com.

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