Kids and Cultures Camp returns for 10th year
During the week of June 17 to 21, 2013, children explored the world with stories, music, crafts, games, snacks, and guests from other countries!
Kids and Cultures Camp was held at Harrisburg Area Community College, Lancaster Campus, Pa.
Campers "visited" a different country each day, created their own travel scrapbooks, and received a Kids and Cultures Camp T-shirt.
"Destinations" this year included Sweden, Guatemala, Palestine, Georgia (the country, not the state), and New Zealand. Find more information.
Check out photos and videos from this year and previous years.
Take a Walk Downtown...Around the World
Photo by Seth Mariscal
Note: we've had a successful 2013 season and look forward to returning in 2014!
Since 2009, Kids and Cultures has organized Taste the World walking and sampling tours in downtown Lancaster, Pa. Join us for our 2013 series, every second Friday of the month (from May to November), 5 to 8 p.m.
Try cultural restaurants' specialties, with a different theme every month. The events benefit cultural programming at the Lancaster Public Library.
Where else can you try foods and drinks from seven or more different places around the world in one meal?
Find all the details at www.TasteTheWorldLancaster.com.
Kids and Cultures introduces World Music Tour
The Brill family
Sing your way around the world with our 45-minute interactive show, featuring fun songs, intriguing instruments, and much more from 12 countries, featuring musicians Todd and Merci Brill and their family.
The Kids and Cultures World Music Tour is a quick trip around the world with songs from Mexico, Jamaica, Lesser Antilles, Peru, Brazil, Africa, Israel, Greece, France, Poland, Russia, India, China, Australia, and the United States.
Find booking information, including our special introductory rate for this show, and details about our other presentations.
Kids and Cultures sets new direction
Timm and Kristina Wenger have announced two significant changes to the organization they founded eight years ago. Kids and Cultures began in 2003 as a non-profit educational organization to introduce children to world cultures. The board voted in February 2011 to authorize the conversion of the organization to a for-profit corporation which will be run by the Wengers.
In addition to the structural change, the Wengers are also rolling out a new plan to involve more partners, including international presenters and presentation facilitators, in their programs. They are developing a network of storytellers, musicians, and other performers who will be available for schools and other groups. "Since the beginning, we have desired for Kids and Cultures to grow beyond what our family can do," says Timm. "These two changes will bring the flexibility and connections for the programs to expand." Meet our presenters.
The Wengers thank the board members and volunteers who have served throughout the years to enable Kids and Cultures to introduce children to world cultures.