European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Aug 7 1968, Page 16

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - August 7, 1968, Darmstadt, HessePage 16 the stars and stripes wednesday August 1968 Young Baum older gals listen intently As mrs. Gary Gene Wirth gives pointers on Interior decorating. A on a Midsummer by Mary Ann Reese staff writer if it weren t for Baum older. Ger Many s special summer program 10-year-old Tracy Yonashiro said she d have been out playing War you know you shoot the other Side and 15-year-old Susan Jarrell would have been Home goofing but As it was Tracy was hard at Wor molding a plaster of Paris horse s head and Susan was up to her elbows in arts and crafts teaching two dozen 8 and 9-year-Olds the wonders of woodcraft building pyramids from discarded mar Bles and getting hands gooey with fingerprints or Clay. And so it was with 250 other 6 to 12-year-Olds and 70 teen aged Counselor each july weekday morning. Summertime generally poses More problems for military dependent sin Europe than for kids at Home. Some jobs Are available for older ones but scarce for Young teens. And unless there s a vacation and travel with the folks summer Tan be pretty Long especially for moms with extra Little feel under foot. Near some american bases there Are museums and galleries to visit and won Ders of cities and cultural centers to in Baum older there s mostly cows and farm country. A standing joke inthe military Community there is that it seems like you la never get to Baum Holder accessible Only by tiny curving country roads when you re looking forthe place. And when you finally find it so folks say it seems like you la never get out. Which is probably part of the reason for the big Success of their sum Mer program. Many american military communities sponsor summer activities and Day Camp programs through the Aya or scouts. Is photos by Vic Damon in Baum older Home of 10,000troops, Many of whom spend summer in the Field leaving mom to handle the kids it was the officers wives club hat gave the boost to a summer pro Gram with a $2,000 donation to the Aya thanks largely to the persuasion of mrs. Ann Arnold wife of it. Col. Ii. L. Arnold or. "1 have two teen agers of my own and i remember How much i used to Benefi from jobs As summer Counselor says mrs. Arnold. So she convinced the Cubit was a worthwhile project. The $2,000 paid four women to work full time inthe project giving it More continuity than possible with just Volunteer included mrs. Jerry Creel be director mrs. Penny Cor Ell music mrs. Gail Robertson sports and mrs. Bar Bara Fulmar arts and crafts. It also paid 70 Baum older teen agers $5 a week for counselling and working with younger Young arts and crafts students watch gravely As spec. 6 William e. Croson saws out Wood designs created by summer artists. Children in morning project,."we realize that in t Vry much said mrs. Arnold. But Tho responsibility also gives the teens More Confidence in teen agers Dir Ioctl the younger kids in such activities ass Vii min gymnastics arts and crafts Ini itar play ing and Folk singing. They were largely responsible for deciding what Young sters would do each Day. And then car ried it out. The program attracted the elite of Baum older High including class and student body officers and members of the football and basketball teams. I would t be doing anything special if it weren t for this said Counselor Bob Bernstein last year s Sophomore class president. This is my first Job like this. It s fun teaching these Little kids the teens Are so responsible a identify with the Little kids. They do Sowell with them praised mrs. Creel be. Afternoons were devoted to activities for teens. A flexible program that encouraged them in whatever they like most it included Simmms go. Archery Tennis Bowling and trampoline jumping. There also were special class for gals on Interior decorating fast and Charm instructed by wives Cim volunteers. ,.,.this month after the official four week program has ended the my successful activities will be kept through the remainder of the summer i ably arts and crafts for Tho Doimer oils. And sports for the older. Once the project plans were i it snowballed into a Community said mrs. Arnold. About Untener their time Earh week. Services donated Craft shops an plies. The newly opened u u course Ami Bowling Alley j 1 111 feed Cut rate instruction. Hie urn club bought Light weigh equipment for the kids of video free bus transportation it s huge and sprawls Over Seetai the youngsters paid 50 cents per which covered swim Pool of "1 l incidental costs. At the end of the summer a club will evaluate the program aim cide whether to sponsor it a thing for sure the Young Folk " " for it. And so Are the mums. U us

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