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Day camps offered at The Reach Gallery Museum

The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford has added two more half-day camps to its summer lineup.

One of these camps is Little Creators for ages three to five, running July 7 to 11 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. This camp helps kids use age-appropriate materials and tools that are used daily in the art world.

The other camp is The Book as Art for ages 13 to 17, running July 7 to 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants will explore how artists use books as art objects.

Full-day camps at The Reach run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and are for ages six to 12.

These include At the Art Cart Masterpieces, where kids will try art-making techniques only available in The Reach professional studio and create a group masterpiece that will be auctioned off to the public at a Reach fundraiser in September.

The Art of Tinkering camp takes place from July 28 to Aug. 1, when participants will test, experiment and get involved in projects that demonstrate how art-making connects with science, math, writing and history.

The History is Alive! campers will be out in the community from Aug. 11 to 15 to learn about Abbotsford in its early days. Long-time cartoonist and Abbotsford historian Ernie Poignant will share some of his work from decades as early as the 1930s and 1940s.

Campers will engage in storytelling, illustration, and bringing back old traditions.

For more information or to register for any of the camps, visit The Reach at 32388 Veterans Way or visit thereach.ca and click on “children and families” and then “camps at the reach.”

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