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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 22, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page April Heritage Society takes history program directly to schoolchildren Lions offer summer camp to children with disabilities From staff reports The Heritage Society of New Braunfels decided to do things a little different this As the society will host the Kindermasken Parade and Folkfest this but a new feature will take New Braunfels histo ry directly to Carl the project director for the Heritage Soci explained that the organ ization was looking for a way to interest more children about the history of New The Heritage Society oper ates the Heritage Village at 1370 Church Hill Situ ated on the 10acre site are buildings and the museum that highlight the history of New Folkfest attracts hundreds of youngsters to the Heritage Village each year but most attend to take part in the parade and other fun activi In an effort to have a greater educational Druebert joined with the New Braunfels Independent School District for a program called Touch Your The program exposed fourthand fifthgraders to the history of New Braunfels while helping meet state The areas of focus include Conmtributed photo Students from Memorial Intermediate look over a dis play during a special trip the New Braunfels Heritage Summer camp a place for children to be ride camp under the stars and try new Summer camp has long been a place for chil dren to make gain self get along with others and have Thanks to the Lions Clubs of children with physi cal disabilities and diabetes can share in the joys of these life experiences This Texas chil dren with physical disabili ties between the ages of 7 and 16 will be able to choose from six oneweek sessions of camp or a 3day day Interested children should have some selfhelp skills in the areas of toileting and Daily camp activities include swim arts and field fishing and camping under the The weeks activities conclude with a special awards cere The Texas Lions Camp also provides summer sessions specifically designed for chil dren with type 1 diabetes ages 8 to In addition to exciting and challenging recreational activ a medical team joins the camp staff to teach campers about their Individ ualized attention in health care encourages control of diabetes while children learn to eat monitor their blood sugar and give their own insulin Diabetic children face a challenge to take proper care of themselves and take an active role in controlling their Our goal is to assist in the learning skills to meet their own said Stephen executive Parents also participate in instruction so that they can support their childs new skills after camp is For more than 50 the Texas Lions Camp has pro vided more than chilf dren with physical disabilij ties and diabetes opportune ties for recreational and learnt ing The camp is a nonprofit funded by Lions Clubs and private Childreiji attend the camp at no cost to themselves or their Further information and camper applications may be obtained by contacting a local Lions Club in New Braunfels or the Texas Lions Camp at R Box 830 8968500 Download an appli cation from or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. recreation and daily needs like shelter and The program allowed the schoolchildren to have a handson learning Last students from Karen Silvas and Pam Smarts classes at Memorial Interme diate visited the Heritage Vil looked around the build ings on the site and docu mented the historical signifi cance in the lives of early set tlers in the Museum docents were on hand to explain each build ing to the The students will follow up Saturday during Folkfest when they can actually do some things the early settlers Some of the projects at Folkfest include candle mak butter loom corn grinding and milking cows and Druebert said because it was the first year of the proj ect with the Heritage Society intentionally started But next the group hopes to invite more NBISD schools and some Comal ISO schools to partic Bill Brown Elementary s annual barn dance April 30 Bill Brown Elementarys 8th annual Barn Dance and Fam ily Festival is set for April The event is sponsored by the schools Festivities start at 11 and end at 5 Activities include game face a petting a concession stand and a funfilled silent Some auction items include camping and fishing spa home and a themed basket donated by each Proceeds from the event are used to support character education through parent workshops as well as to provide academic support through the purchase of educational supplies and The school is located at 20410 46 in Spring For call 830 FlUtTERBY NOW ANP AVOID THE WAIT Your new satisfying adult lifestyle is right around the Come to Mariposa Apartment Homes and see what all the buzz is about Gall Today MARIPOSA APARTMENT HOMES AT HUNTER ROAD A New Lease on an Active Adult Lifestyle 2600 Hunter San Texas 78666 Fax FREEHUTTl WICE BRAKE INSPEW1N FREE UTTLE SERVICE Nobody Sells Tires For GUARANTEED Champion SE Firestone 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