It's another edition of Midday Culture Connections, with Dr. Sheri Parks, the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Today, our focus is on summer camp, and the significant role camp plays in the lives of so many young Americans. Is there a certain mythology about summer camp, and our notions of what an American summer is all about? What were your experiences as a child, and what experiences do you seek out for your children?
For many poor kids, the opportunities and promise of summer are often out of reach. But one group of Baltimore City youth will have the opportunity to learn and explore way beyond the borders of the city. Joining Tom and Dr. Parks in the third segment of the show is Sharayna Christmas. She is the executive director of Muse 360 Arts and New Generation Scholars, a program that provides Baltimore City youth the opportunity to travel abroad and study the history and culture of the African diaspora.
This program was livestreamed on WYPR's Facebook page, and you can see the video here.