June 2013 - Reynolds Homestead
Registration Open for Summer CampsNo chance to hear “I’m bored” with summer camp options at theHomestead.Don’t let the kids get away with saying “I’m bored” orspending the school break in front of video games thissummer. The Reynolds Homestead has severalopportunities for students to get active and experience artand nature.Xpress Yourself! Summer Art Camp. June 25-26. 9:00a.m.-3:00 p.m. Grace Helms’ art camp will be filled withfun and exciting experiences. Students will explore newand inventive ways to express themselves. Campers will bepainting with their hands and feet, creating a papiermâchémask, and make a large textured painting and a fewsmaller projects. Artists will learn to apply texture toworks of art using various techniques and develop theirknowledge of modern art as well. For students ages 7-12.Bring a bag lunch each day; snacks will be provided. $40.00Be a Nature Detective Summer Camp. July 15-17. 9:00 a.m.-noon. A hike through the woods will turn up many mysteries,and in this camp participants will try to solve some of nature’sriddles! What left those tracks? Why does that tree growsideways? What animals live around here? Join the NatureDetectives at the Reynolds Homestead to find out! NatureFreaks founder Chad Lange will be your instructor for threedays of fun-filled nature detective work. Ages 5-9. Snacks willbe provided. $35.00Summer Scientists Wilderness Camp. July 8-12. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. If you love science and nature, then become aSummer Scientist at the Reynolds Homestead. Study theenvironment and learn more about the world in which welive! Nature Freaks founder Chad Lange will be theinstructor for five days of fun-filled exploration of thenature all around the Homestead. Ages 10-13. Bring a baglunch each day; snacks will be provided. $65.00.Registration forms are available by calling the ReynoldsHomestead at 276-694-7181 or downloading them from thewebsite www.reynoldshomestead.vt.edu.
VOLUNTEER MEETING JUNE 5All current volunteers are invited toattend this meeting to learn aboutupcoming opportunities. Anyoneinterested in becoming a volunteer isalso invited. Refreshments will beserved. 1:00 p.m.Challenge Camps Provide OpportunitiesA Message from Director Julie Walters-SteeleFor the second year, the Reynolds containers, and a model rocket. Each teamHomestead is partnering with Patrick will receive a budget and they will have toCounty No chance Schools to hear and “I’m the bored” Institute with of summer camp options at theHomestead.Advanced Learning and Research to offerpurchase needed supplies at the NASAStore.Challenge Camps for gifted and talentedJune 17-20 students in grades 4-6 have thestudents in grades 4-8. Last year all studentsopportunity to participate in a Natureparticipated together; this year, we will beChallenge Camp, where they will discoveroperating separate camps for grades 4-5how science, technology, engineering, mathand grades 6-8.and health secrets of nature. The studentsDuring the week of June 10-14, the will explore archeology and paleontology atChallenge Camp for grades 6-8 celebrates the Virginia Natural History Museum;the Curiosity Rover mission to Mars. propagate plants at Virginia Tech's Hahn“Engineering Marshmallows to Mars” is thetheme and students will spend the weekHorticulture Garden; extract DNA fromstrawberries at the Institute of Advancedbrainstorming engineering ideas, Learning and Research; and identifycollaborating in small groups, and buildingtransportation devices, all while workingcreatures that swim, crawl and fly at FairyStone Park.within a "NASA" budget. Students willdesign and build catapults, egg dropWhat a great way to start summer vacation!BOOK SALE AND ARTAUCTION CONTINUETHROUGH JUNE 6It’s not too late to come on down andpick up your summer reading at theannual Book Sale fundraiser at theHomestead. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to6:00 p.m. each day through Thursday.Also take time to bid on the wonderfulart that has been donated – art makesgreat birthday and Christmas presents!ARTS FUSION OPEN SESSIONSET FOR JUNE 13Arts Fusion is an opportunity for earlyto mid-stage memory loss patients andtheir caregivers to attend an art-basedsession for a relaxed and enjoyablebreak from the normal routine.Registration is required and the event isfree to all attending. 2:30 p.m.FREE TOURS FOR FATHERSON JUNE 16To honor the fathers in our community,tours of the Rock Spring Plantation willbe free on Father’s Day, June 16. Takeyour father out to lunch then bring himdown to the Homestead for a tour andrefreshments from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.Fairy Stone Concerts Kick Off Season on June 14Music in the amphitheater makes for a great Friday evening event.The Reynolds Homestead, Friends of the Reynolds Homestead, and Friends of Fairy Stone Park are please d to offer four concerts in theamphitheater this summer.Kicking off the series on Friday, June 14 is the Mishmash Trio. A band full of surprises, the trio features Nick Goad on mandolin, Jake Harbour onbass and Ron Pendleton on guitar. Enjoy great instrumentals and beautiful harmony as these musicians take you on a musical tour of blues, classicrock, bluegrass, country, oldies and more.The rest of the schedule includes F.A.R.M. Team on July 12. August features two concerts, the Free Range Possums on August 9, and perennialfavorites Simple Gifts of the Blue Ridge on August 30.All concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. in the park amphitheater. If it rains, the concerts will be held in the covered picnic shelter. There is no charge toattend the concerts, but park admission rates do apply.