Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Gazette-Mail Charities Send-a-Child-to-Camp Fund ; Norman Jordan Camp Opens World of Arts to Kids

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Gazette-Mail Charities Send-a-Child-to-Camp Fund ; Norman Jordan Camp Opens World of Arts to Kids

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One attendee of last year's Norman Jordan African American Arts & Heritage Academy camp signed up for the visual-art discipline. The camp also offers instruction in vocal music, instrumental music, theater and creative writing. Each camper chooses his or her particular interest.

But for this camper, there was an ulterior motive: Visual art means no singing, dancing or reciting anything during the showcase at the camp's conclusion.

Of course, though, as camp is wont to do, last year's experience changed this camper's feelings by the end of the week. He announced that he would take a different discipline at the camp for each of the next four years. And after that, he wanted to be a camp counselor.

The Norman Jordan camp takes place July 11-16 in Morgantown. …

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