Tamassee DAR School Summer Program
School is out and upwards of 40 children will remain on campus during the summer months. One of the most frequently asked questions we receive from visitors is, “How do you keep the children busy all summer?”.
To keep the students engaged in the learning process and to provide summer childhood fun memory making opportunities, the Tamassee DAR School Childcare Department designs and develops the Summer Program.
This year the weekly program includes rotating segments on Independent Living, Technology in the 21st Century, Wellness, Team Building Activities and Creative Art Therapy.
Students of all ages will be involved in activities such as sewing and pattern making projects, age appropriate technology games and resources, exposure to a wide variety of exercise routines and healthy habits, as well as activities that promote partnering with others to be successful and art projects where students can express their individuality. Tuesdays have been designated as Travel Day and will include off campus visits to museums, state parks, movie theatres, bowling alleys and other interesting locations with fun-filled events and opportunities to learn.
Of course, the children will also enjoy the campus playground with the new basketball court and the outdoor musical equipment. The play tower which was just recently installed contains slides and opportunities to climb around and burn lots of energy as well as the modern swing! The recently renovated campus sidewalks make a wonderful path to ride bikes, roller blade and skateboard.
This week also finds Tamassee DAR School staff and two student representatives in Washington D.C. attending the Daughters of the American Revolution 125th Annual Continental Congress. During their visit they will enjoy afternoon teas and formal dinners. They will meet new friends and re-engage with people who have visited campus over the years. They will attend the Opening Night Ceremony in Constitution Hall which will create chill bumps on their arms as the giant American flag drops from the ornate ceiling during the Military March Opening Procession. The children will have the opportunity to tour Washington D.C. and explore some of our country’s monuments that they have only seen on television or through other media outlets. Finally, the students who are representing past and present children at Tamassee DAR School will attend a luncheon where they will deliver a two minute speech to hundreds of DAR members in attendance. What a thrill and an opportunity for these two lucky students.
When late August rolls around and the children’s focus turns toward back to school activities we hope they will be a little richer in knowledge and carry with them warm summer memories that will put a smile on their face as they are remembered.
Let’s fill the Georgia Auditorium on Friday, June 24th at 5:30 p.m. for our Annual Bluegrass Concert starring the Po’ Ramblin Boys. Admission is FREE and we hope you will join us!