Arts center offers mindfulness camps
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine—Wintergreen Arts Center is offering Summer Mindfulness Camps with instructor Sharmon Clark, which are designed to help children bring a sense of calm to an increasingly anxious world.
Beginning June 15, three consecutive weeks of Mindfulness Camps are scheduled to meet for one-and-a-half-hour classes on Monday through Thursday morning. Topics include mindful breathing, heartfulness, and mindful movement.
Clark is a second-grade teacher at Pine Street Elementary School in Presque Isle, where she uses the Mindful School curriculum in her classroom. She also hosts Finding Calm, a Facebook page geared towards children and adults.
“Mindfulness is being intentional and paying attention to what’s happening in the present moment — right here, right now,” said Clark. “It’s learning how to be still and quiet while focusing on only one thing. It is a tool children and adults may use to bring calmness and peace into their lives.”
Mindfulness Camps are a new addition to Wintergreen’s Summer Arts Camps programming.
Dottie Hutchins, executive director, said, “Children have been especially impacted by the stressful situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and I feel Sharmon’s positive, kind approach through Mindfulness is a great addition to our summer programming.”
Kindergarten through third grade will meet from 9-10:30 a.m. and fourth through eighth grade will meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
For more information, call Wintergreen at (207) 762-3576 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.