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May 2009 Blog Posts (4)

Totem Poles Dot "The Wild Side" of Camp Twin Lakes

The SCAD students and professors installed the totem poles at Camp Twin Lakes on Saturday...in the pouring rain! The nature trail surrounding the lake was transformed by these beautiful pieces of art. The totem, above, is by Susan Krause, head of the sculpture department.…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on May 26, 2009 at 5:35pm — No Comments

Great Play at Trinity School in Atlanta

Many thanks to Stephen Kennedy, Head of School, at Trinity School in Atlanta for the tour of the school's incredible playgrounds. Thanks to for the introduction to Jeff Allen, the landscape architect who designed them. Absolutely wonderful.

The joy of play. Nothing beats sand and water.

A wonderful shaded area. It is still being evaluated so some changes to the layout may be on the horizon, but the… Continue

Added by Cynthia Gentry on May 14, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

SCAD Sculpture Class Makes Totems for Camp Twin Lakes

The wonderful students and staff in the Sculpture Program at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Atlanta are donating their tremendous talents to create totem poles for Camp Twin Lakes (CTL) in Rutledge, GA. Here are the student designs in no particular order:

by Melanie Bobbitt



CTL is a camp for children who suffer from life challenges ranging from cancer to sickle cell to organ transplant. The totems will be… Continue

Added by Cynthia Gentry on May 11, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Still More Proof that Play is Important

An article and report of interest on the vital importance of play in our children's lives:
Kindergarten Cram (NYTimes Magazine 5.3.2009)
Crisis in the Kindergarten: Why Children Need to Play in School; Alliance for Childhood, April 2009

Added by Cynthia Gentry on May 5, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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