Category: summer camp

Barbecue – a gift from Haiti!

Our recent sunny weather brought on the smell of barbecues throughout Portland neighborhoods. So…around the picnic table we found ourselves looking up the etymology of “BBQ” – and guess what?  Its roots are Haitian! The Taino people, the original residents of the Island of Hispaniola, cooked fish and […]

Best Art Camp in Portland!

Grace Art Camp just won the 2019 Best Summer Camp for Arts & Craft in the recent NW Kids Magazine competition, sponsored by Trackers Earth. Readers voted for their favorite camp in each category. Thank you for all of your support!  This wonderful recognition comes at a time we […]

Register for Grace Art Camp 2019!

Spaces are still available for online registration due to our new efficient registration system.  Don’t be afraid to sign up for the waitlist — the majority of waitlisted campers are offered spaces!  Full and partial scholarships are available. To register go here!  For more information go to this […]

GRACE ART CAMP 2018

Did you know that “salom” is an informal way of saying “hi” in Uzbekistan? That the word “stan” is a Persian suffix meaning “land of”?  Or that the first trade routes that became part of what we know today as “The Silk Road” originated hundreds of years ago in […]

Week 7; the end of the Silk Road?

Week 7’s story, Zarina’s Orchard, from Tajikisatan, sums up into “Sometimes life is Easy. Sometimes life is Hard. But today it was Delicious.” Last week may have been the end of this summer’s Colors of the Silk Road, but it certainly is the just the beginning of sharing […]

Salom Week 7!

Monday, camp whirled into a surprise magic carpet ride, sweeping us to Bukhara alongside storytellers, Robert and Kelly. Accompanied by a trusty guide and Bactrian camel, Pistachio, we traveled ancient trade routes making up the heart of The Silk Road. For thousands of years these trade routes aided […]

Khodahafez Week 6!

“Somewhere out beyond right and wrong there is a field.  I will meet you there.”  – Rumi As promised, here is the wrap up for week 6 – thank you, to each of you, for being a part of last week. You each make a unique difference when […]