Like any new venture in a new community, Andrew James, owner and operator of Streams Community Hub had a vision of empowering youth through providing methods of self expression and artistic creativity that most kids do not have the ability to experience. Little did James know that Shelburne youth were waiting for for just such an opportunity. STREAMS first Creative Art Camp took place during August and was an unmitigated success.
“This was our first offering to the community and we really didn’t know what to expect. We are overwhelmed by how amazing the last four weeks have been. We hosted 50 youth ranging from ages 5 to 18. Many parents shared how grateful they were for this kind of camp and were pleasantly surprised each Friday at our end-of-week presentations. The campers shared short films, mini musical presentations, and fun dramatic plays.
Our hope with the camp was two-fold. Firstly, to introduce ourselves to the wider community as a partner in caring for our youth, and secondly, to share a small view of our bigger picture plan to provide programs and services that will enrich our community by creating an engaging environment to educate, inspire & encourage their development.
We are deeply grateful to the community organizations that supported the camp this year; The Royal Canadian Legion Shelburne, Trinity United Church and No Frills Shelburne along with many other individuals who contributed their time and finances. We look forward to serving our community in bigger and better ways in the near future,” commented Andrew James.
Photos generously provided by STREAMS.For more information about this inspiring company and the wonderful creative work they do, contact STREAMS Community Hub’s website.