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Week 1

Bonjou! Campers and staff all are back in the groove! To honor this week’s camp community we have created together through art, story, and song, we will celebrate with our Kanaval Parade tomorrow!

Week 1: Krik?

Krak! This week we kicked off Grace Art Camp’s 23rd summer! Week 1 is always a bit like getting back on a bicycle – it always comes back to ya! We shook the cobwebs off the ‘ole Grace Art Camp Song, sang the Four R’s of  Community, and […]

Haitian Kreole

Before French colonists arrived on the island of Hispaniola in the 17th century, Taino was the main language of “Aiti” as well as the rest of the Caribbean Islands.  Haitian Creole emerged during the Atlantic slave trade in Haiti. Creole is largely based on French with influences from Portuguese, […]

Dèyè mòn gen mòn

Beyond mountains, more mountains. Haitians use this poetic phrase in two ways: to say that there’s no end to obstacles, and also that there’s no end to opportunities. That pretty much sums up a mountain! Beaches, waterfalls, cloud forests, and pine tree-capped mountains used to abound in Haiti. […]