Back in the Office
By Briana Sullivan
The dazzling medley of Summer Adventure Camps are complete, and the SUP series finished Four Valley’s summer session. Water Safety levels 1-3 for intro, intermediate, and river SUP paddled out the final weekend with instructor Brian McGorry. In late July, FVCS partnered with Ducks Unlimited to offer a waterfowl hunting class to kids 12-18 years old. Key elements such as firearms safety and operation, pattern testing and load selection, as well as skills and strategies for clean, effective harvest were covered. Thank you to Meghan Nedwick for organizing this class.
Girdwood Fine Arts Camp held a completely full Comic Book and Graphic Novel Intensive during its second week, led by experienced writing professionals and cartoonists. If you missed the fantastic student art showing at Challenge Alaska, be sure to check out something a little more permanent: The new mural near KEUL and Little Bears was produced by youth during Art Camp. Thank you to all the teachers, coaches, volunteers, and community members who helped make the 2018 summer session a successful and welcoming place to learn and grow.
Ask a Girdwood youth about their summer and how Four Valleys may have made the past several weeks more memorable.
The fun isn’t over – we’re transitioning and savoring the tail of summer. FVCS office will be open once again at the Girdwood School with plenty of fall and winter planning to embark on. Our hard-working staff will be back together under one roof!
If you have a class idea or would like to help coach, organize, or join the fun during our next session, you know where to find us. In addition, the volunteer board of Four Valleys will meet in September. Contact FVCS office or fourvalleys.org.
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