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Camp Dragonfly children’s camp set March 6-8, 2020

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Registration for Camp Dragonfly is now open.  Camp Dragonfly is a weekend retreat, led by professional clinicians and trained staff, for children ages 8-12 who have suffered the loss of a loved one.  All activities at Camp Dragonfly are designed to help children heal and live successfully after loss.  During the weekend, campers have the opportunity to participate in art activities, games, nature hikes, discussions, and a campfire with s’mores!

“Campers learn ways to process feelings and treasure memories. Camp is not about forgetting, it is about healing. We use exercises to help the children learn to process grief and then fun activities to practice the coping skills they are learning,” said Nancy Jackson, Community Development Director and Camp Director. “Children grieve differently than adults.  Some children have behavioral problems, some struggle with schoolwork, some become argumentative or fearful, some hesitate to be away from a parent, and many don’t like to be alone.”

Children dealing with grief often feel isolated and feel that no one understands.  “My child very much enjoyed camp, she has always felt different from other children and camp seemed to make her feel like she belonged,” said a parent whose daughter attended a previous session.  “The grief counselor I talked to was awesome!  She was very honest and straightforward with me.  She even asked how I was handling everything.”

The spring session of Camp Dragonfly is scheduled for March 6-8, 2020 at All Saints Camp on Lake Texoma, 418 Stanton Way, in Pottsboro, Texas.  If you know a child who would benefit from participating, contact Nancy Jackson at (903) 868-9315 or nancy.jackson@homehospice.org.

Home Hospice of Grayson, Cooke and Fannin Counties is a 501(c)(3) local community-based organization founded in 1982. Our mission is to enhance Quality of Life. For more information visit our website at www.homehospice.org or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/homehospiceofgrayson .

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Oklahoma Wildlife Youth Camp

Oklahoma Wildlife Youth Camp

Kids who are interested in wildlife & love the outdoors should apply for the annual Oklahoma Wildlife Youth Camp. The five day camp is jam-packed with activities ranging from ropes course challenge to shotgun shooting.

Are you interested in a career as a game warden or perhaps a fisheries or wildlife biologist? The Oklahoma Wildlife Department Youth Camp is an excellent opportunity for youth to explore possible future careers in wildlife management. In order to give participants a better understanding of wildlife and fisheries management and law enforcement, the entire camp is conducted by game wardens, wildlife and fisheries professionals and dedicated hunters and anglers.

When is it?

June 21-26, 2020 at OU Biological Station, Lake Texoma, OK

Who should attend?

Next year’s camp will be competitively open to all Oklahoma youth 14 to 16 years old. All applying youth must have been enrolled in school the previous year and have an interest in wildlife law enforcement or management.

What will you learn?

Fishing, self defense, wildlife law enforcement, archery, wildlife identification, rifle/shotgun shooting, ropes course, wildlife management, waterfowl/deer/turkey hunting and enforcement.

How to Apply?

■ Be 14-16 years of age (applicants must turn 14 prior to June 21, 2020).
■ Write an essay (about 75 words) describing why they wish to attend the camp, why they should be selected and what they expect to learn.
■ Provide one letter of recommendation (by someone other than a family member).
■ Provide a photograph of a recent outdoor-related event of activity.
■ Be ready to have a fun week!

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DINO ACADEMY RETURNS TO THE SHERMAN MUSEUM

Dino Days

The Sherman Museum is excited to announce that it will be conducting a second session of its annual Dino Academy children’s workshop series on Wednesday, August 7th. Our Dino Academy in June was a success and we wanted to give another opportunity to attend for those that missed it! The workshops are designed to complement the museum’s annual DINO DAYS exhibition. This year’s curriculum program will focus on the connection between Dinosaurs and Meteorites. The August 7th class is for ages 6-11 and runs from 9:30AM-3:30PM. Students must bring their sack lunch, and parents are not required to attend with their student(s). All students will receive a colorful Dino Academy T-shirt and an Academy diploma upon completion of the program.

Program activities include:

  • Interactive guided tours of the current Dinosaurs & Meteorites: A Flash from the Past exhibition
  • Presentations teaching students about the Dinosaurs, Meteorites, and the connection between them
  • Arts and Crafts sessions

The cost of the workshop is $40 per child. Space is limited to 20 children in the session, and their spot is only reserved upon payment.

For more information and class reservations please stop by the museum Wed.-Sat. 10am-4pm or give us a call at 903-893-7623.

About The Sherman Museum

The Sherman Museum is a non-profit 501(c) (3) educational organization devoted to collecting, preserving and interpreting objects of historical significance for visitors and residents of Grayson County and the Greater North Texas Region. The museum was previously known as The Red River Historical Museum prior to a name change in March 2011.

 

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