Creative Camp is just two weeks out! Today, Jacque Jackson, our local lead down in Haiti, went out shopping for supplies for all of the teachers and students that will be gathering July 17-20.
So what does it take to put on a camp like this? Here is a sample of what’s on Jackson’s shopping list:
- 1000 Sheets of Paper
- 250 Pens
- 500 Paper plates
- 40 Notepads for teachers
- 1 Ball of string
- 2000 Beads
- 20 Magazines
- 1 Soccer ball
These materials are what we’ll use to fuel all of the creative challenges that have been planned for our kids attending Creative Camp. The list is fairly lightweight, because our intent with every challenge we wrote was to use materials that are readily available in a developing nation and that are very inexpensive (if not free) for teachers.
So… why bother sending Jackson on an office supply hunt around Port-au-Prince instead of just stopping by our local Staples and bringing the materials in a suitcase? We want every possible dollar of our project money going towards Haiti. (Even though the store in this picture that looks suspiciously like Jackson stopped at the Costco down in Kirkland to gather supplies!)
In case your curious, the trip from Jackson’s residence to the supply store in Petionville was about 1 hour including today’s traffic jam! There is rarely such thing as a great commute in Haiti. Sounds like Seattle. 🙂