Danville Public Library is offering a free six-session "Cooking/Gardening Summer Camp" for children from Kindergarten through 6th Grade. The six classes will take place from 10 a.m. to Noon on July 6, 8, 13, 14, and 15. The July 14 session will be a swim day at the public pool in Garfield Park, but the rest of the sessions will be held at the library.
The camp is free. Registration is required and limited to the first 15 registrations. Please contact Danville Public Library at 217/ 477-5225 for more information or to pick up a registration form.
Maria Sermersheim will conduct the program. She is certified in nutrition education, is very experienced in working with children, and has a BS in Agriculture. She has conducted many nutrition and gardening programs for children at the library. With grants from Keep Vermilion County Beautiful, she created the fruit, vegetable and flower gardens on the west lawn of the library and uses them as learning tools for children and teens.
During the six sessions, children will be taught proper cooking techniques, food safety, healthy diet, recreation activities, basic gardening and easy delicious cultural recipes. Each of the six sessions is geared towards an important topic in nutrition and being physically active.