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Brownsville Culture & Arts Camp starts this summer

April 11, 2017

Historic Brownsville Community, Inc. (HBC) and Pensacola Habitat for Humanity (PHFH) are collaborating to provide a six-week “Brownsville Culture & Arts Camp” that will offer children from 4th to 7th grade who live in Brownsville the opportunity to explore their unique place in the context of their community. Funding for the camp is made possible by a Rotary Club of Pensacola Community Grant awarded to PHFH in 2016.

The camp will provide a supportive environment for the children to comprehend, appreciate, and creatively express their growing knowledge about the history, culture, and environment of Brownsville – with local educators and speakers contributing to the curriculum and facilitation of each week’s theme. The end result will be a book, “We are Brownsville,” edited by Robin Reshard, longtime Brownsville resident and creative director at her business, Robert Robino Productions.

The camp will be held on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (including lunch), beginning on April 29 and ending on June 3. The location of the camp is Pace Temple CME Church Fellowship Hall, 3004 West Gadsden Street.

The following is a list of the themes for the six-week camp:

· Week 1 (4/29/17): Introduction/Get to know one Another/Build a “Lego® Brownsville”
· Week 2 (5/6/17): Brownsville History
· Week 3 (5/13/17): Write Your Biography
· Week 4 (5/20/17): Brownsville Culture
· Week 5 (5/27/17): Brownsville Environment
· Week 6 (6/3/17): Wrap-Up Day/Party

The camp is free of charge, but will be limited to 30 students who MUST live in Brownsville.

Volunteers Needed
These are volunteers who can assist the coordinators with the planning tasks for their week’s program, as well as volunteers who are interested in assisting with the activities on one or more of the camp days throughout the program.

For more information please contact Jenny Johnson at Pensacola Habitat for Humanity by phone, (850) 434-5456, or email

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  • George Hawthorne April 11, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    commend (Iauto correct didn’t work this time)

  • George Hawthorne April 11, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Great to finally see something going at this community center. Finally, Commissioner May may have finally got this center provided the needed services for the Brownsville Community. I have been hard on the Commissioner, but, I cemmend his efforts regarding this worthy initiative.

    Robbin,great job on “keeping the flame burning”!!!!