Swimming. Hiking. Hot dogs.
These words often are associated with summer camp.
Kids & Culture Camp is different. For four weeks each summer, children ages 3 to 12 gather in the nation’s capital to cook Jamaican food, listen to African music, learn about Mexican history and Japanese clothing, practice Brazilian martial arts and tour the Tanzanian embassy.
“Our mission is to inspire children to love learning, embrace culture and to live mindfully,” said Jania Otey, a member of the Perry Hill Road Church of Christ in Montgomery, Ala. She launched the camp 12 years ago while living in Washington, D.C.
Gabriel Grant Huff reports.