HARRISONBURG, Va -- Dozens of children put on a performance Friday to showcase their poetry and artwork as part of the Furious Flower poetry camp. This summer marks the camp's 8th year in Harrisonburg.
Participants recited poems that they wrote this week at their summer camp.
Joanne Gabbin is the executive director of the camp and she said they had 85 children participate this year. Plus, she said they had more than 20 volunteers as counselors.
She said poetry has been a great tool to keep kids learning, while also having fun.
"It opens up a world of information for them,” said Gabbin. “It gives them an opportunity to be creative, to reflect on themselves, to reflect on the diversity of the world."
This week's theme was about the solar system. Gabbin said the camp relies on sponsors to donate lunches and snacks to the kids during the week.
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